Music and dance are back at the Royal Opera House this spring.
All the world may be a stage, but for London’s playhouses and concert halls, there’s nothing quite like being back on the home stage. This week, the Royal Opera House have signalled their grand return to the stage on May 17 – and hopefully for good! Audiences will be welcomed back for a series of in-person performances from both the The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, and in our eyes, it’s not a moment too soon. [Featured image: @royaloperahouse]
For audiences who can’t make it into Covent Garden, The Royal Opera house will continue to stream works online as part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse programme. But if you’re itching to see opera and ballet back on the grand old Main Stage, then there’s plenty to get excited about. The Royal Ballet will have two new works from Crystal Pite, and ‘Within the Gold Hour’ from Christopher Wheeldon.
Meanwhile, The Royal Opera are tackling Mozart’s ‘La clemenza di Tito’ in a new production from Richard Jones, and have possibly the most intriguing arrival of the season: the world’s first opera in hyper reality. ‘Current, Rising’ has been developed by a female-led creative team across the Royal Opera House’s Audience Labs, Figment Productions, and Royal Holloway. It’s a snappy one at just fifteen minutes long, but virtual reality. a multisensory set, and the opportunity to step into an ‘Opera Tardis’ will make it an unforgettable show.
They’ll be release more details on the cast and exact booking dates soon, but this is more than enough to get excited about for the moment!
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