|Duncan Rock (Marcello), Ji-Min Park (Rodolfo) |
& Barnaby Rea (Colline) in rehearsals for La Boheme.
Photo credit: Tom Arber
On 10 May, Opera North will be preparing for matinee and evening performances of La Boheme, English National Opera will be preparing Julian Anderson's Thebans and at Warwick Arts Centre, English Touring Opera prepare to perform Mozart's The Magic Flute whilst across the UK other operas being performed include Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Puccini’s Tosca and Madama Butterfly, and Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. We are promised specially commissioned behind the scenes films from all participating companies, live interviews with singers and directors, and live links to rehearsals, backstage and community-based activities, plus the chance to hear from the performers as they go on-stage.
The event is intended to widen with audience for opera and will be presented Kirsten O'Brien (formerly of children's TV). But regular opera goers are sure to find plenty to fascinate, even if it is to catch up on what other companies are performing, or the chance to see back-stage at their favourite theatre. Inside Opera:Live can be seen at www.youtube.com/insideopera from 2pm - 6pm on Saturday 10 May 2014.