Bethan Evans, Reporter
Thursday, April 26, 2012
AFTER 25 year of successful, live, big screen broadcasts, Bristol will host a free opera and ballet screening from The Royal Opera House.
The performances will include The Royal Opera’s La bohème and Falstaff and The Royal Ballet’s Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, which will feature as part of this year’s London Festival.
These world-class productions of opera and ballet will be beamed live from Covent Garden to a record 27 locations up and down the UK as part of the highly anticipated programme.
One of these locations will include Bristol’s Millennium Square and residents and visitors can watch The Royal Opera’s La bohème on May 17 at 7.30pm and Falstaff on May 30 at 7.30pm. The Royal Ballet’s Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 will be screened on July 16 at 7.30pm.
Opera’s greatest love story returns with La bohème in a beautifully detailed traditional production starring Celine Byrne and Joseph Calleja. Perfect for new opera audiences it tells the story of a struggling poet whose life changes forever after meeting a beautiful fragile young woman.
The scintillating Shakespearian comedy Falstaff starring Ambrogio Maestri in the title role is a feast of romance, intrigue and comic confusion. This lavish and exciting new production is set to captivate audiences and conductor Daniele Gatti is sure to bring an authentic Italian sparkle.
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 involved seven choreographers working together to create a single evening of exciting dance, with new British composers and stage designs from leading contemporary artists.
Whether audiences are new to ballet and opera or already devotees, the free big screen event offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the very best from the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet.