The London venue has confirmed it will be presenting live performances from its auditorium for the first time since lockdown.

(c)Luke Hayes

It has been announced the first concert performance taking place at the Royal Opera House since lockdown will take place on the 13th June at 7.30pm.

The newly announced performance will be co-hosted by the Royal Opera House’s director of music Antonio Pappano and Anita Rani from the BBC. it will go behind-the-scenes at the venue and feature musicians and artists, all socially distanced from one another.

Musicians will be also performing work by Benjamin Britten and George Frideric Handel, with turns from stars including Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley. Meanwhile, the Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor will also present a new piece. The show will be completely free.

The second and third shows will take place on the 20th and 27th June and will be available on-demand for £4.99, featuring ballet and opera created by The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

To find out more about the concert on the 13th June visit: https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/live-from-covent-garden-13-june-details