Thursday 11 July
The Piazza, MediaCityUK
Glamorous 1920s Paris provides the backdrop for some of Puccini’s most exquisite music in this romantic and elegant production, starring Angela Gheorghiu as the beautiful courtesan Magda and Charles Castronovo as her eager young suitor Ruggero. Operalia winner Sabina Puértolas and former Royal Opera Artist Edgaras Montvidas sing the comic lovers Lisette and Prunier.
MediaCityUK is delighted to announce that this year’s Royal Opera House BP Big Screen performances will be beamed live from Covent Garden to the outdoor screen on the Piazza, MediaCityUK.
Screenings include The Royal Ballet’s Mayerling on Thursday 13 June at 7.30pm, and The Royal Opera’s La rondine on Thursday 11 July at 7.30pm and Tosca on Thursday 18 July at 7.30pm.
The screenings are free and no tickets are required - but attendees are encouraged to get down early if they want to grab one of the limited deckchairs available. Alternatively attendees are welcome to bring down a blanket or camping chair.
DockBar and DockGrill, (located next to the screen) will be available for food and drinks as well as wagamama, Prezzo and Damson – which all offer great views of the screen. Restaurants within the Lowry Outlet Shopping at MediaCityUK will be available for dining and/or drinks.
2013 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.
Every BP Big Screen is a unique experience and this year will be no different. 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.’