Opera

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    Video caption: Motor neurone disease: The man losing his voice, but singing an opera

    Paul Jameson has motor neurone disease, but with the help of a professional baritone, is singing his own opera.

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    Video caption: 'You're an opera singer? But you're not white...'

    The story of Emmanuel "Onry" Henreid and the unexpected duet that went viral.

  3. The Hive Opera

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    Video caption: Grace Dent introduces the story of an Opera about female serial killers being created.

    The Untold charts the long and often halting process of creating an Opera from scratch on the challenging subject of female serial killers.

  4. Opera costume team creating protection equipment

    Scrubs

    With The Royal Opera House closed, staff have turned their hands to making scrubs for NHS staff.

    The costume team, including dressers for The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, have been stitching together personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Hundreds of items, including hats, bags, ear protectors and masks, have been made for Local NHS Trusts and charitable groups, it said.

    The volunteers are working from home using official NHS Trust-coloured and sourced materials.

    Royal Opera House (ROH) chief executive Alex Beard said: "It has been wonderful to see the whole ROH community rally round to support frontline carers, medics and ambulance staff in the national fight against coronavirus."

    Recipients of the PPE equipment include hospitals, care homes and charitable organisations across London and the South East, the Royal Opera House said.

  5. Opera singer finds role in different theatre

    An opera singer who was due to make her debut with English National Opera has become a hospital porter.

    Milly Forrest was set to perform in the Marriage of Figaro until the theatres were closed down.

    Three weeks ago she applied for a new job and became an NHS worker at Watford General, saying she was "not good at sitting at home not doing anything."

    Milly Forrest
    Image caption: Milly Forrest as a hospital porter.......

    "I heard they were in desperate need of porters," she said.

    "I'm on the minimum wage and with long hours, but I am absolutely loving it."

    Milly Forrest
    Image caption: and as an opera singer
  6. Royal Opera House screens shows free online

    Performance of Acis and Galatea at Royal Opera House
    Image caption: Acis and Galatea is among the shows to be offered for free online

    London's Royal Opera House (ROH) is offering free screenings of its shows online.

    The performances, including , are available on the ROH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

    The move comes after the government told theatres, restaurants and pubs to shut, in order to tackle the outbreak of coronavirus.

    For more information, go to roh.org.uk.

  7. Karabo Rabaloi & Kiarn Doyle

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    Video caption: Exploring the lives, dreams and creative worlds of six 18- to 21-year-old global artists.

    Unravelling the lives and creative worlds of six 18- to 21-year-old artists. Today we meet aspiring opera soprano Karabo Rabaloi in Cape Town and Australian dancer Kiarn Doyle.