Calling all culture lovers in Swindon; inSwindon BID are very pleased to announce the return of The Royal Opera House ballet and opera performances to Swindon town centre.
The most expensive seats at The Royal Opera House will set you back an eyewatering £918, but inSwindon BID are bringing these fantastic shows live to you from The Opera House itself completely FREE of charge at Wharf Green.
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 to the BP Big Screens showings it will be hosted by UK broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh, a live anchor from the Royal Opera House alongside a special guest presenter down among the crowd in Trafalgar Square.
The BP Big Screens are the perfect way to share world-class opera and ballet with friends and family for free. The two productions will feature exclusive backstage films, competitions and live interaction, and will bring some of the Royal Opera House’s best performances live to special locations across the UK.
Whether audiences are new to ballet and opera or already devotees, the BP Big Screen relays offer a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the very best performances from the Royal Opera House.
Two shows on offer to you for FREE!
KENNETH MACMILLAN’S MAYERLING: The Royal Ballet LIVE at 7.30pm, pre-show from 6.30pm on Thursday 13 June. Presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
A dark drama of political intrigue, twisted romance and morbid obsession, set to dramatic music by Liszt. Mayerling was created for The Royal Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan, one of the 20th century’s greatest choreographers, and is a signature work for the Company.
This performance will feature Royal Ballet Principals Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi and Sarah Lamb.
GIACOMO PUCCINI’S TOSCA: The Royal Opera LIVE at 7.30pm, pre-show from 6.30pm on Thursday 18 July. Presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
Passion, intrigue, revenge, a beautiful diva and fabulous music – Tosca is one of the great opera experiences. This story is a thrilling and heartwrenching tale of passionate love, jealousy, murder and suicide featuring Martina Serafin as the tragic Tosca and Aleksandrs Antonenko as her lover Cavaradossi, with Scott Hendricks as the evil Baron Scarpia who plots their destruction.
inSwindon welcome all to join them at Wharf Green, with a bottle of wine or two, to watch in awe the striking choreography, stunning dresses and tremendous scores this summer.
Pre-show entertainment has been arranged. To register for your free tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org stating how many seats you’d like to reserve and whether you’re coming to the ballet, opera or both!