On Thursday 19 October, opera companies from across the UK join together with the BBC and the V&A for eight hours of live streaming and behind-the-scenes access to the vibrant world of opera. Entitled #OperaPassion, partner houses include the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Northern Ireland Opera.
At 2pm, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a 2013 performance from the Royal Opera House of Verdi’s Nabucco, with Placido Domingo in the title role, Andrea Caré as Ismaele and Robert Lloyd as the High Priest of Baal.
Plus, at 1pm, Luis Gomes & soprano Katherine Crompton perform a free lunchtime recital of Mozart, Rachmaninov, Smetana and more in the Tapestries Gallery of the V&A. Part of “National Opera Studio at the V&A”.
Keith Warner’s new production of Otello, which opened at the Royal Opera House this summer with Jonas Kaufmann in the title role and Frédéric Antoun in his role debut as Cassio, was broadcast on BBC Four on 15 October, and is available to watch on demand for 30 days.