Live opera on Belfast’s big screen

Opera is to be screened in Belfast
Opera is to be screened in Belfast

Following the success of the BP Big Screen performance of The Royal Ballet’s Mayerling on Thursday 13 June, The Royal Opera House is delighted to be bringing The Royal Opera’s Tosca on Thursday 18 July at 7.30pm to City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast.

This year marks the first of a new five-year commitment from BP to support the live and free screenings from the Royal Opera House.

These world-class productions of opera and ballet will be beamed live from Covent Garden to 22 locations throughout the UK including two new venues, MediaCityUK in Salford and Talaton House in East Devon, and a return to Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets.

Every BP Big Screen is a unique experience and this year will be no different. Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling marked the final performance at the Royal Opera House of much-loved Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi in the role of Mary Vetsera.

Fresh from her 20th year singing with The Royal Opera, Angela Gheorghiu returns to the BP Big Screens with La rondine. Gheorghiu has performed the role of Magda, one of her signature roles, in every revival since the creation of this production and has been described as ‘simply entrancing.’ There are very few operas as famous or popular as Puccini’s Tosca and after over 470 performances this operatic great shows no sign of tiring. It is a must see for anyone wanting to try opera for the first time.

New for all three BP Big Screens in 2013 will be UK broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh, a live anchor from the Royal Opera House alongside a special guest presenter down among the crowd in Trafalgar Square.

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