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The view from the main stage Orchestra Pit at the Royal Opera House © ROH/Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014
The view from the main stage Orchestra Pit at the Royal Opera House © ROH/Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014

The Royal Opera House launches a programme of free online content for the culturally curious at home

We're offering a schedule of free broadcasts and live content that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)
Friday 20 March 2020, 11.10am

The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera and offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes at one of the world's most famous cultural institutions.

In this uncertain time, and as productions and events are postponed at the Royal Opera House and around the world, we have created a schedule of free broadcasts and live content that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime across the globe, bringing both ballet and opera to every home and every device. This will include the following productions offered on demand and for free via the ROH’s Facebook and YouTube channels:

  • Peter and the Wolf, The Royal Ballet, 2010 – 27 March 2020, 7pm GMT
  • Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • Gloriana, The Royal Opera, 2013 – 24 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • The Winter’s Tale, The Royal Ballet, 2014 – 1 May 2020, 7pm BST
  • La Traviata, The Royal Ballet, 2009 – 8 May 2020, 7pm BST
  • Anastasia, The Royal Ballet, 2016 – 15 May 2020, 7pm BST
  • Cendrillon, The Royal Opera, 2011 – 22 May 2020, 7pm BST
  • The Cellist, The Royal Ballet, 2020 – 29 May, 7pm BST
  • Il trittico, The Royal Opera, 2012 – 5 June, 7pm BST
  • La Fille mal gardée, The Royal Ballet, 2005 – 12 June, 7pm BST
  • The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera, 2017 – 19 June, 7pm BST

Find out more about what's on.

Today we begin the rollout of this free programme of curated content, and invite our audiences to sign up for a free 30-day trial on Marquee TV, the international multi-genre performing arts streaming service. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House, Marquee TV will bring you the very best of world-class performances on demand.

A range of recent opera and ballet productions are available including La traviata and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with new titles being added all the time.

Royal Opera House content is also available on radio, TV and online through our ongoing partnership with the BBC. Mayerling, Pappano's Greatest Arias and Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot are all available on BBC iPlayer and can be watched at any time. Beethoven favourite Fidelio is also scheduled to be broadcast on Radio 3 at 6.30pm on Saturday 28 March.

In the coming days and weeks, we will roll out more of our free programme of broadcasts, so look out for updates and announcements via The Royal Opera House's social media channels and experience the best of the ROH from your living room.

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