Most Londoners see Covent Garden as the heart of the city’s prestigious opera scene. After all, it’s home to the Royal Opera House. It is just a short walk from the English National Opera at the London Coliseum. However, what many people do not realise is that the Mayfair district has an opera scene of its own. Hidden away in the screens of the local cinema.
A place to see the latest blockbusters.
The Curzon Mayfair is not just a place to see the latest blockbusters. It’s a movie theatre that proudly screens a variety of features from around the globe, including world cinema, ballet and, most frequently, opera. In fact, during December alone you can take a trip to the Curzon and see Mozart’s La Clemenza Di Tito, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Verdi’s celebrated Aida, an exotic production set in the heart of ancient Egypt. All of this is made possible thanks to Met Opera Live, a project. Which sees performances of famous operas being screened across the country to make them more accessible.
See an operatic performance on the big screen.
If you’d like to see an operatic performance on the big screen. You should set aside a whole evening to enjoy the experience. As the plays are notoriously long (Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, for instance, runs for three hours!) Once you’ve got your ticket and brought your refreshments from the Curzon Mayfair’s fully licensed bar. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the show.