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BP Big Screens 2018 Digital Programme


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Swan Lake: Watch a guide to ballet mime

David Pickering decodes the ballet mime in Act 2 Swan Lake, with a little help from dancers Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares.

La bohème: Watch Antonio Pappano discuss the music

Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, discusses the music of La bohème


Don Giovanni: Mariusz Kwiecien on Don Giovanni's character

Polish tenor Mariusz Kwiecien offers a rare insight into Don Giovanni's ambiguous character.


Swan Lake: Credits and biographies

Coming soon

La bohème: Credits and biographies

Available from 26 June 2018

Coming soon

Don Giovanni: Credits and biographies

Available from 12 July 2018

How choreographer Liam Scarlett is reimagining Swan Lake

Jessica Duchen explores Liam Scarlett's fresh look at the great classic, The Royal Ballet's new production is the Company's first in 30 years.

10 of opera’s greatest tenor roles

Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.

Why are parties in opera always doomed to end in tears?

Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.