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Open opera when Figaro gets married

PUBLISHED: 17:44 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:09 11 August 2010

OPEN air opera will delight and enchant an audience of hundreds this summer, and you don t have to go all the way to the Royal Opera House. The BP big summer screens program 2008 will give you the chance to see inside the Covent Garden theatre for free.

OPEN air opera will delight and enchant an audience of hundreds this summer, and you don't have to go all the way to the Royal Opera House.

The BP big summer screens program 2008 will give you the chance to see inside the Covent Garden theatre for free.

Mozart's classic, The marriage of Figaro, will be beamed live onto a huge cinema-style screen in the Lakeside shopping centre, Thurrock.

Families from the area and visitors can watch the infamous love story on July 17 at 7pm in the borough's first ever big screen production.

Come along and enjoy a picnic dinner with friends on a warm summer evening surrounded by beautiful music.

This comic masterpiece explores love, infidelity and class lines, Figaro is about to get married but his boss is trying his luck with the bride-to-be.

Meanwhile another chancer is attempting to woo the boss' wife - and the deception doesn't end there - it turns out Figaro has promised his hand to someone else as well.

The Big Screen live relays of opera and ballet performances have been hugely enjoyed by audiences since 2000.

Last year screenings of live performances to 16 locations throughout the country attracted more than 41,200 people.

In addition to Thurrock, The Marriage of Figaro will also be relayed live to Trafalgar Square, Canada Square in Canary Wharf, Chertsey Road in Sunbury; Victoria Square, in Birmingham, Botanic Gardens, in Belfast and Duthie Park in Aberdeen.

For more information visit www.roh.org.uk.


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