7 January 2016 at 12.19pm | 9 Comments
A number of Royal Opera House productions will be broadcast via Sky Arts over the coming months.
The broadcast details are as follows:
Turandot (The Royal Opera, 2013)
7 January at 2pm and 8 January at 8am
Faust (The Royal Opera, 2011)
8 January at 2pm and 11 January at 8am
David McVicar's production of Gounod's opera stars Vittorio Grigolo as Faust, René Pape as Méphistophélès and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Evelino Pidò.
La bohème (The Royal Opera, 2013)
9 January at 2pm
John Copley’s production of Puccini's opera includes Dmytro Popov as Rodolfo, Maija Kovalevska as Mimì, Audun Iversen as Marcello and Stefania Dovhan as Musetta. Mark Elder conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
La Bayadère (The Royal Ballet, 2009)
14 February at 2pm and 18 February at 8am
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (The Royal Ballet, 2013)
15 February at 8am and 17 February at 1.30pm
Sarah Lamb stars as Alice and Edward Watson as Lewis Carroll and the mysterious White Rabbit in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The cast also includes Federico Bonelli as Jack/the Knave of Hearts, Zenaida Yanowsky as Alice’s mother/the Queen of Hearts and Steven McRae as the Mad Hatter, with music by Joby Talbot.
Swan Lake (The Royal Ballet, 2011)
15 February at 2pm and 16 February at 8am
Zenaida Yanowsky dances the role of Odette and Nehemiah Kish is Prince Siegfried in Anthony Dowell’s production. Barry Wordsworth leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House with Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score.
Elizabeth (The Royal Ballet, 2016)
15 February at 8pm, 20 February at 5pm, 21 February at 2pm, 22 February at 8am
Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky star in Will Tuckett’s opulent full-length work. Elizabeth fuses dance, music and theatre in its exploration of the life and loves of one of the world's greatest monarchs.
The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet, 2011)
16 February at 2pm and 17 February at 8am
Another star of the classical repertoire featuring iconic music music by Tchaikovsky. Lauren Cuthbertson stars as Princess Aurora alongside Sergei Polunin as Prince Florimund.
The Metamorphosis (The Royal Ballet, 2013)
18 February at 2pm and 19 February at 8am
Arthur Pita’s award-winning dance-theatre adaption of Kafka’s novella features music by Frank Moon. The role of Gregor Samsa was created for Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson, who won the Oliver Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his performance.
Romeo and Juliet (The Royal Ballet, 2012)
19 February at 2pm and 20 February at 7.35 am
Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet stars Federico Bonelli and Lauren Cuthbertson as star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Barry Wordsworth conducts Sergey Prokofiev’s legendary score.
Giselle (The Royal Ballet, 2014)
20 February at 2pm and 21 February at 8am
Peter Wright’s haunting production of Marius Petipa’s classic stars Natalia Osipova as Giselle and Carlos Acosta as Albrecht. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Boris Gruzin.
All of the titles and broadcast dates listed above are subject to change.
Please check Sky Arts website for the latest schedule. If you have a Sky account, many of the broadcasts are available on demand.