Live music returns to Royal Opera House for an online audience

Collaboration with BBC will see three concerts live-streamed from the Covent Garden stage; Abbey Road reopens and welcomes back recording musicians; and BBC announces its first remote access documentary featuring the Kanneh-Mason family in lockdown

The Royal Opera House is to host its first live event since closing its doors to the public on 17 March. On Saturday 13 June the first concert in a series of three will be live-streamed from the famous London stage via YouTube and Facebook and broadcast on Radio 3. The programme will include performances from singers Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley, and a world premiere of a new work by choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Two further concerts (on 20 and 27 June) will be available to view live and on demand for £4.99, but the opening concert will be free, and will be hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani and the ROH’s director of music, Antonio Pappano. BBC Television will subsequently broadcast highlights from all three concerts, and have also today announced a rebroadcast of Pappano’s acclaimed 2010 series Opera Italia.

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Collaboration with BBC will see three concerts live-streamed from the Covent Garden stage; Abbey Road reopens and welcomes back recording musicians; and BBC announces its first remote access documentary featuring the Kanneh-Mason family in lockdownThe Royal Opera House is to host its first live event since closing its doors to the public on 17 March. On Saturday 13 June the first concert in a series of three will be live-streamed from the famous London stage via YouTube and Facebook and broadcast on Radio 3. The programme will include performances from singers Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley, and a world premiere of a new work by choreographer Wayne McGregor.Two further concerts (on 20 and 27 June) will be available to view live and on demand for £4.99, but the opening concert will be free, and will be hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani and the ROH’s director of music, Antonio Pappano. BBC Television will subsequently broadcast highlights from all three concerts, and have also today announced a rebroadcast of Pappano’s acclaimed 2010 series Opera Italia. Continue reading…

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