World-class opera performances will be broadcast live and free of charge for the University community and members of the public at the University of Warwick this summer. They will be beamed from the Royal Opera House in London directly to the Big Screen at The Piazza on the main campus on Thursday 9 June (Nabucco) and Thursday 14 July (Il Trovatore).
First up on Thursday 9 June Plácido Domingo reprises the role of Nabucco, King of Babylon, in The Royal Opera’s production of Verdi’s Nabucco. An opera of epic proportions, Nabucco is about the consequences of power when the King of Babylon takes Jerusalem in his war with the Israelites. Most famously the opera includes the stirring “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”
On Thursday 14 July Verdi’s searing opera Il Trovatore will be beamed live across the UK. The new production of civil war and revenge is one of the great works of the Romantic era, featuring several of Verdi’s best-known arias and choruses.
The broadcasts are taking place in various outdoor locations across the country and include exclusive backstage footage and competitions. Warwick is the first university – and the only place in the West Midlands – showing the performances.
Ellie Popham, who is a Royal Opera House Student Ambassador at Warwick, said:
"The live screenings, taking place on the piazza will provide a brilliant opportunity bring the local community together, alongside students, and give people a sense of what opera can be through some really exciting productions - even better, it's free so there's literally nothing to lose!"
For more information about the screenings at the University of Warwick and details of how to get involved click here.
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