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The BP Summer Big Screens bring world-class productions of opera and ballet to screens across the UK, beamed live from The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. BP has supported the Big Screen live relays since 2000 and this year the series features two London 2012 Festival productions: The Royal Opera’s Falstaff and The Royal Ballet’s Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

The BP Summer Big Screens are the perfect way to introduce friends and family to the Royal Opera House and to world-class opera ballet. Come early to get a good spot and relax into the festival feel. Featuring exclusive backstage films, competitions and live interaction, these screenings bring the very best performances live to your home town absolutely free!

Falstaff – The Royal Opera
Wednesday 30 May, LIVE at 7.30pm
Presented by Deborah Bull and Zeb Soanes.
Verdi’s scintillating Shakespearian comedy starring Ambrogio Maestri in the title role is a feast of romance, intrigue and comic confusion. This lavish and exciting new production is set to captivate BP Summer Big Screen audiences all over the UK. Conductor Daniele Gatti is sure to bring an authentic Italian sparkle to a joyful work performed here as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 – The Royal Ballet
Monday 16 July, LIVE at 7.30pm
Presented by Deborah Bull and Zeb Soanes.

Seven choreographers work together to create a single evening of exciting  dance with new scores from British composers and stage designs from leading contemporary artists. It is the kind of choreographic event that happens once in a lifetime. Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is part of the London 2012 Festival, and inspired by three of Renaissance master Titian’s paintings on display at the National Gallery. This extraordinary event features the combined talents of Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross, Mark Wallinger, Kim Brandstrup, Alastair Marriott, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Will Tuckett, Jonathan Watkins, Christopher Wheeldon, Jonathan Dove, Nico Muhly, Mark-Anthony Turnage and The Royal Ballet.

For more information and screening locations, see the Royal Opera Houses’ website www.roh.org.uk/bpbigscreens