Big Screen Opera Live from the Royal Opera House
Bring your family, friends and a picnic and watch FREE world class opera live from the Royal Opera House.
Tuesday 26 June, Lyric Square, from 7pm
Watch Puccini’s passionate opera La Bohème. The opera tells the love story of Rodolfo, a penniless poet and Mimì, a seamstress. They fall passionately in love, but their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Thursday 12 July, Lyric Square, from 6.30pm
The Royal Opera House will broadcast a spectacular performance of Don Giovanni, Mozart’s dazzling opera which follows the adventures of the serial seducer whose dangerous liaisons lead to dark and tragic consequences. Tragic and comic in turns, this is a story high with emotions of every sort, expressed to perfection through Mozart’s musical subtlety and human insight.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 40 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Free deckchairs will be provided on a first come first served basis. So why not bring your own blankets, chairs or cushions with your picnic.