Join us on Saturday 27 June at 7.30pm BST for the third in the series of Live from Covent Garden concerts broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. A celebration of especially curated ballet and opera, the Live from Covent Garden concerts are the first live performances from the Royal Opera House since the building closed its doors to the public on 17 March.
This Saturday’s concert will be hosted by the BBC’s Katie Derham and The Royal Opera’s Music Director, Antonio Pappano and will go behind the scenes as we open our theatre to musicians, artists and performers, direct from our house to your house.
The programme features musical highlights such as J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor which will be performed by Concert Masters Vasko Vassilev and Sergey Levitin (violins) and Patrick Milne (harpsichord) as well as Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor performed by Vasko Vassilev (violin), Christopher Vanderspar (cello) and Antonio Pappano (piano).
Jette Parker Young Artists Andrés Presno, Filipe Manu, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Stephanie Wake-Edwards, Patrick Milne, Edmund Whitehead and Link Artist Blaise Malaba will perform excerpts from operas including Handel’s Hercules, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Catalani’s La Wally, Leoncavallo’s La bohème, Sorazabal’s La tabernera del Puertoand Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
First Soloists of The Royal Ballet Fumi Kaneko and Reece Clarke will perform the lyrical central pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto. Created in 1966, Concerto is set to Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.2 in F. This will be the first time that Kaneko and Clarke have performed this duet together and they will be accompanied by Royal Ballet pianist Kate Shipway together with soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Principal Matthew Ball and First Soloist Mayara Magri will perform a pas de deux from Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour. First created for San Francisco Ballet, Within the Golden Hour has been part of The Royal Ballet’s repertory since 2016 and was last performed by the Company as part of the 2018/19 Season.
The concert on Saturday 27 June will be available to view live and on demand for 14 days via the Royal Opera House website for £4.99 per household.
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