Beginning next month, the London venue will also live stream fully staged performances of ballet and opera


Photo: Royal Opera House/Sim Cannetty Clarke

London’s Royal Opera House (ROH) announced today that it will welcome in-person audiences again from 17 May, with some performances live streamed for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. 

According to the UK governement’s ‘roadmap’ for easing lockdown restrictions, 17 May is the earliest date at which audiences will be permitted at indoor performances. The guidance is clear, however, that this is subject to change. 

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Before the ROH reopens its doors to the public, it will live stream a double-bill performance of Bertolt Brecht’s and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahogany Songspiel. The event, on 9 April, will be the venue’s first fully staged production since the pandemic began.

The venue’s programme from 17 May includes performances of three ballet programmes and a new production of Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. In-person tickets will go on sale from mid April, with audiences also able to watch live streams from home. 

More information can be found here