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Plymouth's Summer Screenings

PUBLISHED: 11:51 25 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:27 20 February 2013

PHOTO: Bill Cooper

PHOTO: Bill Cooper

The Royal Ballet raises the curtain on this year's Plymouth Summer Screenings

The first of three lavish productions from The Royal Opera House will be beamed live to the Plymouth Big Screen on 1 June as part of the Plymouth Summer Festival.


Kenneth MacMillans 20th-century masterpiece Manon is a signature work of The Royal Ballet and follows the all consuming affair of a student, Des Grieux and the beautiful Manon Lescaut. A story of passion, lechery, violence, devotion and tragedy, with a score drawn from music by Massenet, Manon is rich in melody and emotion and lifts the lid on the sordid world under the surface glamour of 18th-century Paris.


Plymouth is one of just 20 UK cites to team up with the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the BBC for the free events which aim to bring the finest performances in opera to a wider audience across the country through the BP Summer Big Screens season.The live screenings from The Royal Opera House are now a highly anticipated fixture of the Plymouth Summer Festival and provide the perfect way to introduce friends and family to world class opera and ballet. And despite the notorious UK summer weather, the events have continued to grow in popularity.


Councillor Vivien Pengelly, Leader of Plymouth City Council, says Plymouths investment in the Piazza as a venue for events and our work in bringing the Big Screen to the city is really paying dividends. I am delighted that people living in and visiting Plymouth will have the opportunity to share in these fantastic cultural events and enjoy an evening of fabulous free entertainment!


Clint Jones, Plymouth City Centre Manager adds The summer screenings from The Royal Opera House are fantastic for Plymouth and have become an annual highlight of the Plymouth Summer Festival.


Were expecting a large audience for this event, full of people making the most of this rare opportunity to see live performances from some of the biggest stars and exciting new talents in ballet right here in the heart of the city.


Tony Hall, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, says The fact that were able to relay live opera and ballet performances from Covent Garden to these big screens across the country is really exciting and even better its all completely free for audiences. I think this gives family and friends a great opportunity to get together outdoors this summer and to experience these world class performances. I love the unique atmosphere created in each venue theres such an expectant air with hugely enthusiastic crowds. Were truly grateful for the support of both BP and the BBC which has been critical to the success of the big screens programme.


Manon will be screened live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to the Big Screen on Plymouths Piazza at 7pm on Wednesday 1 June. Seating will be available on the Piazza and audience members are encouraged to bring picnics.


Other screenings in this season from the Royal Opera House include Madam Butterfly on 4 July and Cinderella on 13 July.


www.plymouthcitycentre.co.uk


www.plymouthsummerfestival.co.uk


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