The Royal Opera House has announced that it is rolling out a programme of free online broadcasts for the “culturally curious”. The programme, which will begin in late March 2020, is designed to enable fans of the ROH to access the institution’s content during the Coronavirus Crisis.
The website for the venue had this to say about the initiative. “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.”
Dubbed #ourhousetoyourhouse, the programme will “get under the skin” of both ballet and opera, while offering a unique behind the scenes look at the world famous cultural institution.
The current programme for the event is as follows:
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
The institution have also invited their followers to sign up for a free 30 trial of Marquee TV. Dubbed the “Netflix of the arts”, the service features an impressive range of content from some of the UK’s finest cultural institutions with several performances from the Royal Opera House.
The Coronavirus Crisis and the resultant closure of cultural institutions has had a devastating effect on the arts & culture sector. With most venues relying solely on ticket sales in order to operate, many companies have been pushed to the brink by the disruption caused by the crisis. If you would like to help the arts sector through this difficult period, please read our article on supporting the arts during the coronavirus crisis.
Information on other ways to access culture during the Coronavirus Crisis can be found here.