The Royal Opera is renowned for staging outstanding performances of classical and contemporary repertory.
Meticulous preparation goes into each stage of any operatic collaboration. The musical and technical components are rehearsed separately before they can converge in stage rehearsals and performances. Sitzprobe is the German term for a seated rehearsal. It needs no lighting, costumes or scenic action. The soloists, chorus (if performing in the opera) and orchestra focus solely on the music, emphasising singing technique, integration and balance, under the direction of the Maestro.
The Sitzprobe Circle provides an exclusive opportunity for philanthropists to deepen their knowledge of this key element of the preparative process. Supporters are invited to the thrilling experience of attending these private rehearsals.
To find out more, please contact Will Handysides on +44 (0)20 7212 9735 or by email to Will.Handysides@roh.org.uk
The Sitzprobe Circle 2018/19
Supporters will be warmly welcomed to the following events:
*Access to rehearsals is at the discretion of The Royal Opera and the conductor and may change at short notice; alternative dates will be offered where possible.