Carmen production image (C) ROH. Photo by Bill Cooper

Royal Opera’s Big Screens: Watch performances from anywhere in the UK this summer

In 24 locations all around the UK, the best of British culture by the Royal Opera will be broadcast – thanks to BP Big Screens – for everyone to enjoy.

Putting on classics like Romeo and Juliet (11 June), Carmen (2 July) and The Marriage of Figaro (9 July), the Royal Opera will broadcast live to locations across the UK like at Aberdeen’s Duthie Park, Castle Square in Swansea, Walton Halls and Gardens in Warrington and all the way down to Bembridge in the Isle of Wight.

What else in on? Well, nothing but the best.

ROH BP BIg Screens Photographed by Ruairi Watson

11 June at Covent Garden will show Kenneth MacMillan’s celebrated ballet Romeo and Juliet

2 July will see the screening of the award-winning director Barrie Kosky’s exuberant take on Bizet’s Carmen.

And, on 9 July, the Royal Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro will be screened. Mozart’s greatest comedy is given a sumptuous staging by David McVicar, its stunning score is fast-moving in this hilarious production with ravishing duets and emotionally potent arias.

CARMEN _ROH,Director; Barrie Kosky,Carmen; Anna Goryachova,Don Jose; Francesco Meli,Escamillo; Kostas Smoriginas,Micaëla; Kristina Mkhitaryan,Zuniga;David Soar,Frasquita; Jacquelyn Stucker,Mercedes; Aigul Akhmetshina,Le Dancaïre; Pierre Doyen,

The Big Screens have been running since 1987 and smashed out over 41,500 audience members between the lot of them last year alone.

It’s a popular endeavour by the Royal Opera and it’s easy to see why.

There is a seriously large number of places to catch some of the headlining screenings. Here they all are:

Romeo and Juliet 17/09/15, Copyright 2015 ROH. Photographed by Alice Pennefather

Romeo and Juliet, 11 June 2019: Trafalgar Square (London); Cressing Temple Barns (Essex); Trinity Square (Hull); Sandy Balls Holiday Village, The New Forest (Hampshire); Television Centre, White City (London); Walton Hall and Gardens (Warrington); Arena Square Wembley Park (London); Alnwick Castle (Northumberland); Big Screen Bristol, Millennium Square; Queen’s Drive Space (Exmouth); General Gordon Square, Woolwich (London); Guildhall Square (Portsmouth); Castle Square (Swansea); University of Warwick (Coventry); The Oast House, Spinningfields (Manchester).

Carmen, 2 July 2019: Duthie Park (Aberdeen); Trafalgar Square (London); Lyric Square, Hammersmith (London); Millennium Square (Leeds); Tattershall Lakes Country Park (Lincolnshire); Television Centre, White City (London); Arena Square Wembley Park (London); The Village Square, (Brighton Marina); Big Screen Bristol, Millennium Square; Queen’s Drive Space, (Exmouth); General Gordon Square, Woolwich (London); Guildhall Square (Portsmouth); Castle Square (Swansea); University of Warwick (Coventry); The Oast House, Spinningfields (Manchester)

Marriage of Figaro Royal Opera

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The Marriage of Figaro, 9 July 2019: Trafalgar Square (London); Lyric Square, Hammersmith (London); Millennium Square (Leeds); The Forum (Southend-on-Sea); The Scoop at London Bridge City (London); Television Centre, White City (London); Arena Square Wembley Park (London); Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park (Isle of Wight); The Village Square, Brighton Marina (Brighton); Big Screen Bristol, Millennium Square; Queen’s Drive Space (Exmouth); General Gordon Square, Woolwich (London); Guildhall Square (Portsmouth); Castle Square (Swansea); University of Warwick (Coventry); The Oast House, Spinningfields (Manchester)

See times and locations at the BP Big Screen website.

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The Royal Opera House BP Big Screens of Swan Lake, Trafalgar Square (c) 2018 ROH. Photograph by Sim Canetty-Clarke

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