Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Formed 1946
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
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1946
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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Royal Opera House (ROH) is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply Covent Garden, after a previous use of the site. The first opera house was constructed in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, first season of operas by George Frideric Handel began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden and had their premieres there.

The current building is the third theatre on the site, following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856 to previous buildings. The façade, foyer, and auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other element of the present complex dates from an extensive reconstruction in the 1990s. The main auditorium seats 2,256 people, making it the third largest in London, and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery. The proscenium is 12.20 m wide and 14.80 m high. The main auditorium is a Grade I listed building.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: Prom 2
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-07-16T01:28:05
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16
Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 2

Proms 2016: Prom 2

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2012: Prom 11: Berlioz – The Trojans
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ecgc8g
Royal Albert Hall
2012-07-22T01:28:05
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22
Jul
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 11: Berlioz – The Trojans

Proms 2012: Prom 11: Berlioz – The Trojans

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2010: Prom 03
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebrv2m
Royal Albert Hall
2010-07-18T01:28:05
18
Jul
2010

Proms 2010: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 04
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e66mbp
Royal Albert Hall
2005-07-18T01:28:05
18
Jul
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 02
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e259rz
Royal Albert Hall
1996-07-20T01:28:05
20
Jul
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 02

Royal Albert Hall

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