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Royal Opera House announces two new Friday Premiere streams as part of its online #OurHouseToYourHouse programme : Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations...


First up, from this Friday 5th March at 7pm GMT, is Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (pictured above). With a host of wonderful arias covering a spectrum of emotions, this much-loved opera is brought to life in David McVicar’s production, set in a château in 1830. This recording from 2015 features Erwin Schrott as Figaro, Sophie Bevan as Susanna, Stéphane Degout as Count Almaviva, Ellie Dehn as Countess Almaviva and Kate Lindsey as Cherubino. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus are conducted by Ivor Bolton.





We can also look forward to Kenneth MacMillan’s showstopping Ragtime ensemble-piece Elite Syncopations from next Friday, 12th March at 7pm GMT. This special recording is taken from the celebrated The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage performance which took place in October 2020 and was the first time that the Company had performed together on stage in seven months. Elite Syncopations is regarded as one of the most joyous and uplifting pieces in the repertory and features music by Scott Joplin.



Titles available to view via stream.roh.org.uk (All streams are available to watch on demand for 30 days from the date of broadcast)  include:

o Il trittico – Il tabarro; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, The Royal Opera (2011) – available from Friday 5 February until Sunday 7 March; £3
o Raymonda Act III, The Royal Ballet (2019) – available from Friday 12 February until Sunday 14 March; £3
o Tony and the Young Artists, The Royal Opera – available from Friday 19 February until Sunday 21 March; £10
o The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet (2020) – available from Friday 26 February until Sunday 28 March; £3
o The Marriage of Figaro, The Royal Opera (2015) – available from Friday 5 March until Sunday 4 April; £3
o Elite Syncopations, The Royal Ballet (2020) – available from Friday 12 March until Sunday 11 April; £3

As part of their ongoing partnership with the BBC, Royal Opera House content continues to be available via BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer, including:

o The Ring Cycle, The Royal Opera (2018) – Das Rheingold | Die Walküre |Siegfried | Götterdämmerung

o Royal Ballet All-Star Gala – available for 10 months
o Royal Opera All-Star Gala – available for 10 months
o Fidelio, The Royal Opera (2020) – available for 5 months

In addition, the now free-to-air Sky Arts will broadcast The Royal Ballet’s Giselle (2016) this coming Friday, 5th March.

For details of all ROH broadcasts, creative activities and unique content, visit their website.

Images - Royal Opera House, photos by Mark Douett (top) and Trastram Kenton(middle)