MOZART’S DAZZLING DARK TALE OF
SEDUCTION AND MURDER
SCREENED TO 20 BP BIG SCREENS ACROSS THE UK AND STREAMED LIVE VIA YOUTUBE TO THE WORLD
Friday 3 July at 7pm
On Friday 3 July Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be shown on the big screen in 20 locations across the UK from Aberdeen to Bristol. A feast for the senses, the evening is set to be the perfect opportunity to enjoy world-class opera from the Royal Opera House with a picnic and friends in the great outdoors. For those unable to make it to a BP Big Screen or who reside overseas, there will also be a free live stream of the performance via the Royal Opera House’s YouTube channel*.
Don Giovanni is an impulsive character who travels through Europe seducing women. His carefree life takes a turn when he commits a murder. Continuing to entice women with his usual rapacity, Don Giovanni is haunted by the ghost of the murdered man and decides to invite him to dinner.
Starring Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, a character you love to hate, the production focuses on the power of his imagination. This whirlwind world is visualised by Es Devlin, famed for designing the London Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012 and music concerts for performers such as Kanye West, and Luke Hall whose projections bring the drama and glamour to life.
The Champagne Aria is one of Mozart’s most famous arias and can be seen here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUOWb40LIuw)
*The free live online stream can only be accessed in countries that support YouTube and will only be streamed live with no catch-up facility.
For more information on your local BP Big Screen please visit: www.roh.org.uk/bpbigscreens
DON GIOVANNI | FRI 3 JULY AT 7PM
Trafalgar Square, London | High House Production Park, Purfleet | Duthie Park, Aberdeen |
Millennium Square, Bristol | Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf | Lyric Square, Hammersmith | Centenary Square, Bradford | Talaton House, East Devon | Millennium Square, Leeds | Centre Square, Middlesbrough | The Forum, Norwich | Wollaton Hall And Park, Nottingham | The Piazza, Plymouth | Guildhall Square, Portsmouth | The Forum, Southend-On-Sea | Castle Square, Swansea | Wharf Green, Swindon | Walthamstow Town Square, Waltham Forest | The Piazza, Warwick University | General Gordon Square, Woolwich
BP AND ROH
BP has been the longest running supporter of the Royal Opera House, starting the relationship in 1989 with initiatives including the Schools’ Matinee programme and the Chance to Dance scheme. BP has supported the Big Screen live relays of opera and ballet performances direct from Covent Garden since 2000 and in 2012 announced its commitment to a further five years of sponsorship. The generous ongoing support of BP has enabled the Royal Opera House to reach as many people as possible around the country with live performances, allowing them to experience the very best of opera and ballet in their home town, for free. As always, BP has combined support for the screenings with studies and analysis of the benefits of the screenings and associated education work.
BP SUPPORT FOR UK ARTS & CULTURE
In the UK, BP is a major supporter of the arts with a programme that spans over 35 years. In that time over 50 million people have engaged and connected with cultural experiences supported by the company. BP’s investment in long term partnerships with the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and Tate Britain represents one of the most significant long-term corporate investments in UK arts and culture www.bp.com
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
The Royal Opera House presents more than 400 performances at the iconic Covent Garden theatre in London, each year and reaches an audience of more than 700,000. Beyond that people enjoyed our work across the globe through our ROH Cinema Season, World Ballet Day, Royal Opera House YouTube Channel (which has over 100,000 subscribers), BP Big Screens and other online and interactive projects. The Royal Opera House also plays a leading role through our Learning and Participation Department, community engagement, skills development, professional training and cultural regeneration in the UK.
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