House to house opera

    The ROH 2010 production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte © Mike Hoban
    The ROH 2010 production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte © ROH/Mike Hoban

    The Royal Opera House is already into its third week of free online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural highlights.

    To celebrate World Art Day on 15 April it will showcase The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet’s connections with the art world with production designs from some of the globe’s most influential artists, including Salvador Dali, David Hockney and Pablo Picasso – all available on World Art Day via ROH Twitter and Instagram.

    Edward Watson in The-Metamorphosis © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2011
    Edward Watson in The-Metamorphosis © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2011

    The next in the ROH’s series of free weekly production broadcasts is a Facebook and YouTube premiere of Jonathan Miller’s award-winning Così fan tutte from 7pm today (10 April), and The Royal Ballet’s The Metamorphosis at 7pm on 17 April.

    On the ROH Instagram account, director of opera Oliver Mears will explore his favourite operas for children.

    The next episode of House Music will see Antonio Pappano, the music director of The Royal Opera play and discusses some of his favourite pieces, including Wagner’s Parsifal and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

    There will also be ROH ballet rehearsals and socially-distanced performances from the ROH orchestra.

    For all broadcasts and content, follow #OurHousetoYourHouse