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Six productions from The Royal Opera and Royal Ballet now available to download from Digital Theatre

Watch La bohème, Eugene Onegin, Swan Lake and other ROH productions on demand.

By Chris Shipman (Interim Head of Online Content)

11 September 2013 at 10.32am | 8 Comments

Six Royal Opera House productions are now available via Digital Theatre, the on-demand platform which already offers performances from the RSC and Royal Court among others.

Four Royal Opera productions (Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, Eugene Onegin and La traviata) and two Royal Ballet productions (Swan Lake and Sylvia) will be available through Digital Theatre's expanding range of platforms including iPhone, iPad, desktop player, Samsung Smart TV and the on-demand Digital Theatre channel on the YouView Talk Talk Player.

Alastair Roberts, Managing Director of ROH Enterprises, said: 'This is an exciting new partnership for us, making our productions available across the widest possible variety of digital platforms. It adds to the variety of ways in which people can see our work outside of the auditorium itself - such as our BP Big Screens and ROH Live Cinema Season, and our work on TV and DVD - enabling audiences to access our performances wherever they are in the world and whenever they want.'

The Royal Opera House Collection on the platform will continue to grow, creating an online catalogue of opera and ballet productions.

Also announced is a Digital Theatre partnership with Shakespeare's Globe. Four plays will be made available from the Bankside-based theatre.

This article has 8 comments

  1. Herica Christian responded on 11 September 2013 at 2:04pm Reply

    What a great idea! I love it! I can´t wait to download my ballet collection!!!

  2. F. Dunn responded on 11 September 2013 at 3:49pm Reply

    Please continue releasing DVDs of the Royal Ballet also.

    • Chris Shipman (Interim Head of Online Content) responded on 11 September 2013 at 3:52pm


      Don't worry, we'll still be releasing DVDs and Blu-rays.

      Content Producer (Social Media and News)

  3. Would it be possible to put the films of the live broadcasts up on there? I'd love to watch Fille and Mara Galeazzi's last Mayerling again.

    • Ellen West (Head of Product Management) responded on 16 September 2013 at 5:02pm

      Dear Jen

      Unfortunately there are a number of rights issues to consider when making a performance live - we are only able to broadcast a small selection of ROH events.

      Best wishes


  4. Jane Adley responded on 22 October 2013 at 4:40pm Reply

    Please may we have more DVDs from the ROH ballet performances. I live so far North now and would love to have the MacMillan production of Eugene Onegin to add to my collection. I saw the last production in 2003?

  5. Krishaan responded on 22 November 2013 at 6:31pm Reply

    Please. Release them on itunes.. Would be way better than digital theatre. Trust me!

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