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#OperaPassion - Behind the scenes with The Royal Opera

#OperaPassion - Behind the scenes with The Royal Opera

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The Royal Opera, in partnership with seven of the UK's leading opera companies, BBC Arts and the V&A, is celebrating the passion and power of opera. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk #OperaPassion Day will feature eight hours of activity from eight of the UK's leading opera companies: the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Northern Ireland Opera will be busting the myths around the world of opera, through interviews, live performance, and never-before-seen archive footage. Viewers will also get a window into the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition, created by the V&A in collaboration with the Royal Opera House. Our live hour will be presented by DJ Nihal, and will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE from 11.30am. Highlights include: - Backstage access into rehearsals for our upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor - A sword fighting session with baritone Erwin Schrott - A rare demonstration: do babies have the best vocal technique? - George The Poet's first trip to the opera - Operatic singing tips from the professionals, including a singing lesson live from the main stage - A window into our wonderful Props department And much more… At 6.30pm, to celebrate the V&A’s landmark exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a pop up performance at London's St Pancras Station: unsuspecting commuters will be treated to a live performance from members of the Royal Opera Chorus, inspired by the operas featured in the exhibition. The performance will also be livestreamed across the world. (Do come and sing along if you're in the area!) The day will culminate in an operatic broadcast on BBC Radio 3, chosen through a public vote.
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World Ballet Day – The Royal Ballet (2017) Part 1

World Ballet Day – The Royal Ballet (2017) Part 1

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  • Updated: 06 Oct 2017
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World Ballet Day returned on Thursday 5 October 2017 with 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage from five of the world’s leading ballet companies. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/about/world-ballet-day Part Two will be published soon. During the marathon 22-hour live-stream, The Royal Ballet joined The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet for the fourth consecutive year to provide exclusive rehearsal footage, a chance to see how the different companies warm up for the day and interviews with choreographers and leading figures in the dance world.
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The Royal Opera's new La bohème - a first glimpse (ROH Insight)

The Royal Opera's new La bohème - a first glimpse (ROH Insight)

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  • Updated: 31 Aug 2017
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Join the cast and creative team of Richard Jones' hotly-anticipated new production as they explore one of the romantic of all operas. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/boheme Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized designs. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful 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. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances here since.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
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Join The Royal Ballet as they rehearse Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/alice As well as sections featuring the cast being coached through sections of Christopher Wheeldon's modern classic, the livestream will also offer a closer look at the many props and puppets that bring Wonderland to life. The event will be presented by Royal Ballet Principal Alexander Campbell. Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
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Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)

Insights into Mozart's Magic Flute (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 29 Aug 2017
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Join the cast of David McVicar's Royal Opera production as they explore one of the best-loved operas of all time. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk The first Insights event of the 2016/17 Season will feature conductor Julia Jones exploring one of Mozart's most memorable scores, as well as insights from the cast including Siobhan Stagg (Pamina), Mauro Peter (Tamina) and Sabine Devielhe (the Queen of the Night). It will be presented by Roderick Williams, who will sing the role of Papageno in the upcoming run. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of its composer's profound spiritual beliefs with the search for wisdom and virtue are at its heart. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera. Two centuries later, it continues to be one of the most popular of all operas, second only to Verdi's La traviata in terms of performances staged over the last five years according to Operabase. *** Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera. David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
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The Genius of Kenneth MacMillan (The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet)

The Genius of Kenneth MacMillan (The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet)

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Join The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet live from Covent Garden as they explore and rehearse works by choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/macmillan As well as Birmingham Royal Ballet rehearsing Concerto pas de deux, and The Royal Ballet rehearsing The Judas Tree, the event will feature interviews with some of the artists most closely associated with the choreographer including Monica Mason, Darcey Bussell, Alessandra Ferri and Leanne Benjamin. The event will be presented by Clemency Burton-Hill This Insight event is part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, a festival bringing together leading British dance companies to celebrate MacMillan’s legacy, on the 25th anniversary of his death.
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The Magic Flute trailer (The Royal Opera)

The Magic Flute trailer (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 01 Aug 2017
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Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s gorgeous production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) with two wonderful casts including Roderick Williams as Papageno and Janai Brugger as Pamina. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/zauberflote
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How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

How Royal Ballet dancers prepare their pointe shoes

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  • Updated: 09 Nov 2016
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Each Season The Royal Ballet dances through thousands of shoes at a cost of over £250,000. A gift of £39 to our annual Pointe Shoes Appeal could buy one pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer. For more information on the Pointe Shoes Appeal or to make a gift, please visit www.roh.org.uk/pointe. Thank you so much for your consideration and support. Text costs £5 plus network charge. Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation receives 100% of your donation. Full T&Cs at www.roh.org.uk/pointe
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The Royal Ballet Class (centre) – World Ballet Day 2015

The Royal Ballet Class (centre) – World Ballet Day 2015

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  • Updated: 19 Nov 2015
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Watch morning class with The Royal Ballet in London, focussing on the centre. Class is taken by Jacquelin Barrett and accompanied by Grant Green, with commentary from Kristen McNally and Ore Oduba. Find out more about World Ballet Day at http://www.roh.org.uk/worldballetday
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The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2016 (The Royal Ballet)

The Nutcracker in rehearsal 2016 (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 27 Oct 2016
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Join Royal Ballet dancers Letitia Stock, Marcelino Sambe and Claire Calvert live in the studio as they prepare for Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker under the direction of Ballet Master Christopher Carr. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario, which is based on a fairytale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It initially had a poor reception, but its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music has since made it one of the most loved of all ballets. In Peter Wright’s classic production for The Royal Ballet, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic – a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara and the Nutcracker are whisked off to the Kingdom of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky’s score contains some of ballet’s best-known melodies, from the flurrying Waltz of the Snowflakes to the dream-like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – all brilliantly set in Wright’s choreography. Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs draw upon 19th-century images of Christmas, making this magical production perfect for the festive season.
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Bjork - Royal Opera House

Bjork - Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2012
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The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?

The Royal Opera House: What Do You See?

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  • Updated: 05 Oct 2015
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The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet, and is home to two of the world’s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-our-new-myth-busting-short-film-what-do-you-see This film is fronted by actor Lesley Sharp, best known for her performances in The Full Monty, Bob & Rose and Clocking Off. 'This year I started to get interested in seeing opera and ballet and the Royal Opera House was the place it seemed obvious to go to', says Lesley. 'I'm not from a background that was full of classical music influences – my parents didn't listen to a lot of music, and certainly didn't see any dance. So to come to the Royal Opera House in a relatively late stage in my life has been the most extraordinary, eye-opening and wonderful experience.' Tickets in the 2015/16 Season start at just £2 for ballet performances and £5 for opera with more than 150,000 tickets priced at less than £20. In addition, last Season 17,500 low-cost tickets (targeted at first-time audiences) were provided through the ROH's extensive Learning and Participation programme which runs projects including Chance to Dance, a series of creative in-school workshops provided to 1,246 pupils across Lambeth, Southwark and Thurrock. As well as engaging audiences at Covent Garden and through extensive outreach projects, performances can be seen around the UK and the rest of the world through regular cinema relays and live-streams. And away from the stage and orchestra pit, the Royal Opera House has more than 1,000 employees and 17 apprentices across various backstage departments, making it a major employer in the creative industries. 'I would say to anybody – "Come here"', says Lesley. 'It's for you. It's ours. The Royal Opera House belongs to Great Britain.'
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Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

Swan Lake: Corps de Ballet (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 24 Oct 2012
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Dancers of The Royal Ballet tells us about the challenges of being in the Corps de Ballet for Swan Lake. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake Swan Lake was Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet. Its 1877 premiere was poorly received, but it has since become one of the most loved of all ballets. The twinned role of the radiant White Swan and the scheming, duplicitous Black Swan tests the full range of a ballerina's powers, particularly in the two great pas de deux of Acts II and III. Other highlights include the charming Dance of the Little Swans performed by a moonlit lake and sweeping ballroom waltzes in the splendour of the royal palace. Anthony Dowell's glorious interpretation uses classical choreography created by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa for the ballet's revised 1895 version. Dramatic costumes emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, while glowing lanterns, shimmering fabrics and designs inspired by the work of Peter Carl Fabergé create a magical setting.
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You're All I Have (Live at The Royal Opera House, 2006)

You're All I Have (Live at The Royal Opera House, 2006)

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The Royal Ballet class in full (World Ballet Day 2016)

The Royal Ballet class in full (World Ballet Day 2016)

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The Royal Ballet's morning class in full, filmed as part of World Ballet Day 2016. Watch World Ballet Day 2016 in full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUsckfuzF84 World Ballet Day was broadcast live across the globe on 4 October 2016 The now-annual live-stream saw 20 hours of non-stop filming from five of the world's top ballet companies including The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet. This year, the stream was available to watch via Facebook Live and was the longest broadcast ever shown on the platform. The day saw each company give insights into daily life for their dancers, featuring rehearsals, interviews and the ever-popular morning ballet class. This year's relay was presented by Gethin Jones and Darcey Bussell.
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Jewels in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

Jewels in rehearsal (The Royal Ballet)

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Join dancers of The Royal Ballet in the studio as they prepare for George Balanchine's Jewels. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/jewels TV and radio broadcaster Kirsten O’Brien will host the event, which will feature interviews and rehearsals with Artists of The Royal Ballet, ballet repetiteur Elyse Borne, and the American choreographer and director Patricia Neary. Neary, a former dancer with New York City Ballet, works for The George Balanchine Trust and alongside Borne is responsible for staging his works around the world. Balanchine made history when he created Jewels – the first abstract three-act ballet. It was first performed in 1967 by New York City Ballet. The choreographer was reportedly inspired by the beauty of the precious stones he saw in Van Cleef & Arpels in New York. Principals of The Royal Ballet Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will rehearse a section of Act I, ‘Rubies’. Then, fellow Principals Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares will rehearse ‘Diamonds’. Each section, featuring the music of Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, salutes a different era in classical ballet’s history as well as a distinct period in Balanchine’s own life. Through it all, Balanchine displays his genius for combining music with visionary choreography. The insight also features an in-depth look at the ballet’s ornate costumes with costume supervisor Allan Watkins.
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Autumn 2017 at the Royal Opera House

Autumn 2017 at the Royal Opera House

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  • Updated: 04 Aug 2017
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The Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season features a host of classic and new works from The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/seasons/2017-18/autumn The Royal Opera's Season begins with a major new production of La bohème by Richard Jones. It also features revivals of David McVicar's staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Stefan Herheim's production of Verdi's spectacular Les Vêpres siciliennes, Katie Mitchell's theatrical take on Lucia di Lammermoor and Damiano Michieletto's Olivier Award-winning staging of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci. The Royal Ballet's Season features modern classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a mini-season of works by major British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, a mixed programme featuring works by Twyla Tharp, Arthur Pita and Hofesh Shechter; and Company classics Sylvia and The Nutcracker. In addition a co-production with the National Ballet of Canada sees Robert Binet's The Dreamers Ever Leave you staged at the unique Docklands venue of The Print Works.
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Madama Butterfly Insight (The Royal Opera)

Madama Butterfly Insight (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 14 Mar 2017
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Discover the history of Madama Butterfly productions at the Royal Opera House with our interactive resource: http://www.roh.org.uk/interactives/madama-butterfly Join soprano Ermonela Jaho as she discusses her upcoming role as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s beautiful opera. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/butterfly The event, hosted by Head Staff Director at Royal Opera House Amy Lane, will offer an in-depth look at Puccini’s heartbreaking opera and its history on stage at Covent Garden. Lane will be joined by the star of this year’s revival, Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho. Jaho sings the role of the tragic heroine Cio-Cio-San, the young Japanese bride of dashing American officer Lieutenant Pinkerton, who finds her romantic idyll shattered when he deserts her shortly after their marriage. In addition, journalist Lesley Downer will offer a closer look at Japan in the 19th century and the role of the Sadayakko, also known as a Japanese geisha or dancer. The Insights event will include several performance excerpts including the opera’s famous flower duet and 'Un bel di vedremo'. Explore the opera further in the Madama Butterfly Digital Programme (free with promocode FREEBUTTERFLY) http://www.roh.org.uk/publications/madama-butterfly-digital-programme
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La traviata - Brindisi aka The Drinking Song (The Royal Opera)

La traviata - Brindisi aka The Drinking Song (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 03 Mar 2016
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Saimir Pirgu, Venera Gimadieva and The Royal Opera Chorus sing La traviata's famous drinking song. Find out more at www.roh.org.uk/traviata ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions. La traviata, based on Alexandre Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, profound emotion and wonderful melodies. Richard Eyre’s classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. It provides a vivid setting for Verdi’s tuneful score, which includes such favourites as Violetta’s introspective ‘Ah fors’è lui’ and ecstatic ‘Sempre libera’; the duet ‘Pura siccome un angelo’ as Giorgio Germont begs Violetta to leave Alfredo; and ‘Parigi, o cara’, in which the lovers poignantly imagine a life that will never be theirs. The role of Violetta (the ‘fallen woman’ of the title) is one of Verdi’s most complex and enduring characters.
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Royal Ballet Fit Episode 3 - Centre

Royal Ballet Fit Episode 3 - Centre

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Join The Royal Ballet's Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani for the third in a new series of fitness tutorials for beginners inspired by classical dance. Let us know what you think by commenting! Our second video of ballet basics explores technique used in the centre of the rehearsal room. If you can bring these exercises and tips into your daily life, you'll feel better about yourself, you'll stand taller and you'll feel more confident. This is the final episode in our pilot series, but subscribe to receive notifications about similar series in future This episode sees Tara joined by David Donnelly. --- This series is provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for professional supervision or advice. Before starting any exercise regime you should consider consulting a qualified fitness or sports adviser to ensure the regime is suitable for you and your own doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking medication or have related concerns. If you have or have asthma, a heart condition, a growth condition or have experienced chest pains or dizziness in the last month we strongly advise you not to try any of our workouts. If you experience any pain or discomfort whilst using this resource, stop immediately. If you engage in these exercises, you agree to do so at your own risk voluntarily and The Royal Opera House are not responsible for any injuries which may be sustained from participating in these exercises.
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Insights into Otello with Jonas Kaufmann (The Royal Opera)

Insights into Otello with Jonas Kaufmann (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 08 Jun 2017
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Join tenor Jonas Kaufmann and conductor Antonio Pappano as they explore Verdi's Otello. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/otello Otello is Verdi’s final tragedy. After astonishing productivity in his early career, the composer slowed in later life; more than fifteen years separate Otello and its predecessor, Aida, although Verdi revised his earlier works Simon Boccanegra and Don Carlo in the interim. He was lured out of retirement by the composer and librettist Arrigo Boito, who tempted him with a proposal that was very close to Verdi’s heart: Shakespeare’s Othello. Boito adapted the libretto from Shakespeare’s play, with much intervention from Verdi. As the latest utterance from the master of Italian opera, the 1887 premiere was an instant success – but, more than that, Otello has been an important part of the international opera repertory ever since. The Italian musical landscape had changed during Verdi’s period of isolation, with many of his compatriots finding inspiration in foreign operatic innovations. Verdi responds in Otello with music that looks back to the traditional forms and structures of Italian opera, but which carries an unmistakably different dramatic thrust and fluidity, in response to Shakespeare’s text. The results are thrilling: from the violent storm that opens the opera through to Iago’s blood-chilling Credo and Otello’s increasingly desperate duets with Desdemona. Keith Warner (Wozzeck, Der Ring des Nibelungen) directs a new production of this masterpiece, The Royal Opera’s first in 30 years.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Caterpillar (The Royal Ballet)

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2014
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Sarah Lamb as Alice and Eric Underwood, Christina Arestis, Olivia Cowley, Melissa Hamilton and Nathalie Harrison as the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon's ballet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Recorded for cinema broadcast on 28 March 2013. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/alice Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.al Ballet as the Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon's ballet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, cinema broadcast on 28 March 2013. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/alice Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.
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The Royal Ballet rehearse works by Frederick Ashton

The Royal Ballet rehearse works by Frederick Ashton

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  • Updated: 03 May 2017
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Join the Company as they prepare to perform three of Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton's best-loved works. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk To continue The Royal Ballet's celebrations of 70 years in residence at the Royal Opera House, the event explored the three works that comprise The Royal Ballet's upcoming mixed programme of works by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton: The Dream, Symphonic Variations, and Marguerite and Armand. Among other highlights, the livestream saw Zenaida Yanowsky and Gary Avis rehearsing Marguerite and Armand with former Principal-turned-Répétiteur Jonathan Cope, and Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé being coached through an extract from The Dream. It also featured short interviews and a panel discussion exploring Ashton's legacy featuring Company Director Kevin O'Hare and former Principal-turned-Répétiteur Lesley Collier.
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Madama Butterfly: What makes it such a powerful opera? (The Royal Opera)

Madama Butterfly: What makes it such a powerful opera? (The Royal Opera)

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  • Updated: 30 Mar 2017
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Antonio Pappano, Ermonela members and other performers and creatives from The Royal Opera reveal the secrets of Madama Butterfly's success. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk Giacomo Puccini was entranced by David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly (based on a popular short story by John Luther Long) when he saw it in London in 1900. He harnessed the talents of librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (with whom Puccini had created La bohème and Tosca) to adapt Cio-Cio-San’s tragic tale for the operatic stage. Although the premiere at La Scala, Milan, in 1904 was poorly received, that same year Puccini revised and restaged the opera for performances in Brescia, to great acclaim. Madama Butterfly quickly became a hugely popular opera with performers and audiences alike, and remains one of Puccini’s most performed works. Puccini drew on Japanese folk melodies for the score, one of his most evocative and atmospheric. In Act I, Cio-Cio-San expresses her radiant happiness in ‘Ancora un passo’, and the two lovers rapturously declare their love for each other in the passionate duet ‘Viene la sera’. In Act II the mood becomes increasingly strained, as in ‘Un bel dì vedremo’ when Cio-Cio-San longs for the ‘fine day’ when her husband will return to her. The romantic exoticism of 19th-century European images of Japan – an integral part of Madama Butterfly’s character – inspire Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s elegant production for The Royal Opera.
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