News: BP Summer Big Screens

Friday 3 June 2005

If you are looking for something exciting to do with your long summer evenings, that’s also easy on your wallet, then the Royal Opera House could hold the answer.

Selected ballet and opera performances will be shown live to big screens across the UK. These popular open-air events, made possible by the generous sponsorship of BP, are completely free there is no need to book, just turn up on the day. Bring your friends, bring a picnic and enjoy some of the best opera and ballet in the world.

The Royal Ballet will be performing Wednesday 8 June, 7.30pm

The performance will be screened live in Trafalgar Square, featuring Darcey Bussell, Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Tamara Rojo along with many other members of the company.

The programme on 8 June includes:
Frederick Ashton’s ballet The Dream, an interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with music by Mendelssohn.
Three Songs – Two Voices, Christopher Bruce’s first work for the Royal Ballet.
Symphony in C, choreographed by George Balanchine to Bizet’s score, finishes the programme.
Full programme details

The triple bill will also be screened in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull & Birmingham.

In addition there will be screenings of the Royal Opera performing Rigoletto on 21 June, and La bohème on 30 June.

For details of programmes and locations for all the screenings read on

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