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Royal Opera Chorus Reunites After a Year for Performance on London Rooftop, See Photos

The Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera 'Il Trovatore' in their first reunion in a year.

Buzz | News18 | April 2, 2021, 1:57 pm
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 Wrapped up in coats and with London's famed landmarks behind them, members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera

Wrapped up in coats and with London's famed landmarks behind them, members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera "Il Trovatore" in their first reunion in a year. Photo: Reuters

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 Standing apart due to social distancing measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the rooftop of the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Photo: Reuters

Standing apart due to social distancing measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the rooftop of the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Photo: Reuters

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 Their performance, which also includes the final chorus from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's

Their performance, which also includes the final chorus from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute", will be streamed on the Royal Opera House's Facebook page on Good Friday as the venue prepares to welcome back audiences in May. Photo: Reuters

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 Like other cultural venues across Britain, the Royal Opera House, also home to the Royal Ballet, shut its doors in March 2020, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons to stay home to stop the spread of the virus. Photo: Reuters

Like other cultural venues across Britain, the Royal Opera House, also home to the Royal Ballet, shut its doors in March 2020, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons to stay home to stop the spread of the virus. Photo: Reuters

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 Now, as the country slowly emerges from lockdown, the venue last week announced early plans for its 2021/22 Season, its first full season since 2019. Photo: Reuters

Now, as the country slowly emerges from lockdown, the venue last week announced early plans for its 2021/22 Season, its first full season since 2019. Photo: Reuters

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 It will first welcome back audiences from May 17, with performances including a new Royal Opera production of Mozart's

It will first welcome back audiences from May 17, with performances including a new Royal Opera production of Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito". Photo: Reuters

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 While some members of the chorus, which was originally founded in 1946, performed in a Christmas concert in December, most have not sung together for a while. Photo: Reuters

While some members of the chorus, which was originally founded in 1946, performed in a Christmas concert in December, most have not sung together for a while. Photo: Reuters

  • First Published: April 2, 2021, 1:57 pm

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