The Royal Opera House is to stage live performance for the first time since March, with a series of three streamed shows.
Performed at the opera house in Covent Garden to an empty auditorium, the first show will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook next week, marking the first time live performance has taken place at the ROH since lockdown was imposed.
It will be hosted by the ROH’s director of music Antonio Pappano and BBC presenter Anita Rani, and will feature ballet and opera including a world premiere by Wayne McGregor.
A select group of performers will be present at the ROH for the shows – which will take place within social distancing guidelines – however the building still remains closed to the public.
Performers for the first concert will include singers Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley, as well as dancers from the Royal Ballet.
The concerts are being curated by Pappano, Royal Ballet director Kevin O’Hare and Royal Opera director Oliver Mears.
The first show, on June 13, will be broadcast for free, however the following two performances – on June 20 and 27 – will be available to watch live or on demand for £4.99 each.