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This event is now available to watch on demand for 30 days until Sunday 4 October. Please use the player above to watch the performance, which begins after a countdown of 30 minutes (this countdown can be skipped using the player's controls).
Following on from #OurHouseToYourHouse, our lockdown series of recorded performances and livestreamed content, we are bringing you two packed evenings of opera and ballet, live from our stage in Covent Garden.
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The first of these events features an outstanding cast performing much-loved classics of the opera repertory, joined by current Jette Parker Young Artists, 67 members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and members of the Royal Opera Chorus, performing together in person for the first time since we closed our doors to the public on 16 March. The concert is hosted by the BBC’s Katie Derham.
Programme for the performance*
• W.A. Mozart: Overture from Le nozze di Figaro
• G. Rossini: ‘Largo al factotum‘ (The Barber of Seville) – Vito Priante (Figaro)
• G. Donizetti: ‘Caro elisir!’ recitative and duet (L’elisir d’amore) – Lisette Oropesa (Adina), Charles Castronovo (Nemorino)
• G. Rossini: ‘Non più mesta’ (La Cenerentola) – Aigul Akhmetshina (Angelina), Royal Opera Chorus Tenors and Basses
• V. Bellini: La sonnambula, final scene – Lisette Oropesa (Amina), Filipe Manu (Elvino), Royal Opera Chorus
• G. Verdi: ‘Forse la soglia attinse’ (Un ballo in maschera) – Charles Castronovo (Riccardo)
• G. Verdi: ‘Credo in un Dio crudel’ (Otello) – Gerald Finley (Iago)
• A. Dvořák: ‘Song to the Moon’ ‘(Rusalka) – Kristine Opolais (Rusalka)
• J. Offenbach: ‘Scintille, diamant’ (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) – Vito Priante (Dappertutto)
• J. Massenet: Recitative and Gavotte (Manon) – Lisette Oropesa (Manon), Royal Opera Chorus Tenors and Basses
• G. Bizet: Final act of Carmen – Aigul Akhmetshina (Carmen), Charles Castronovo (Don José), Vito Priante (Escamillo), Royal Opera Chorus
• G. Puccini: Act I duet and ‘Te Deum’ from Tosca – Kristine Opolais (Tosca) and Gerald Finley (Scarpia), Filipe Manu (Spoletta), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Royal Opera Chorus
* Please note that participating artists are subject to change due to challenging travel and quarantine restrictions.