London’s Royal Opera House live on screen in Milan

04 Feb. La Traviata in a live broadcast.

A treat for opera buffs and newbies alike, a live screening of Milan’s favourite composer Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata will be offered on Thursday evening, 4 February, at selected cinemas in the city and elsewhere around Italy.

Organised by the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations, and QMI, leading Italian agency for entertainment marketing, the performance is free as long as tickets are available. And when the freebies have all been taken, you can still get a €2 discount voucher: visit this page on the British Council website.

Details of the nine cinemas in Milan and its province, as well in other cinemas around Italy, can be found on the ROH site – look for the Trova cinema link on the right of the page.

And there will be more opportunities to see and hear ROH productions in real time later in the year. In February, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, in Petipa’s ballet Giselle, also in April, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in May, Scarlett’s ballet Frankenstein and in June, Massenet’s Werther will all be available live in a cinema near you.