Out Loud – free from the Royal Opera House
Heck – some free opera, guys – no eye wateringly exclusive prices here. Well, for one day only – so lets give ’em a big London at Large inclusiveness hug. Pop along and have a listen!
To mark the start of the 2016/17 Season, the Royal Opera House presents Out Loud, celebrating the power of song on a pop-up stage in Covent Garden Piazza.
Out Loud is a showcase of song performed by professional and non-professional singers which gives visitors to Covent Garden the opportunity to experience the power of singing through exceptional up-close performances and participation including a ‘Big Sing’ alongside members of the Royal Opera Chorus and a ‘Make a Scene’ workshop in which audience members form a chorus alongside singers on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Go on – in those slacks, you could be the fat lady singing!
Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will perform at the one-day event. He also sings the role of Pollione in Bellini’s Norma, the opening production of The Royal Opera’s 2016/17 Season, which opens on Monday 12 September 2016 and is conducted by The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano.
Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds, Irish soprano Jennifer Davis and British bass David Shipley, members of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, will sing extracts from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, which is performed at the Royal Opera House from Thursday 22 September until 19 October 2016.
Out Loud showcases the talents of members of the Royal Opera Chorus, the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company, Thurrock Community Chorus, All Together Opera Company, Garsington Youth Opera Company and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.
Sunday 4 September | 12–5.30pm | FREE
Covent Garden West Piazza (in front of St Paul’s Church)