Stage classics on the big screen

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Buy photos » The Royal Opera’s La bohème will be shown at the Transport Museum. Picture by Johan Persson.

LIVE performances from The Royal Opera House are to be screened at Coventry Transport Museum.

As part of this summer's BP Summer Big Screen, The Royal Opera's La bohème will be shown on Thursday, May 17, a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Falstaff on Wednesday, May 30 and on July 16 The Royal Ballet’s Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 will be screened.

Each starts at 7.30pm and is free.

Puccini’s La bohème is considered opera’s greatest love story, telling the tale of a struggling poet whose life changes forever after meeting a beautiful fragile young woman.

Verdi’s scintillating Shakespearian comedy Falstaff stars Ambrogio Maestri in the title role and is a feast of romance, intrigue and comic confusion. This lavish and exciting new production is part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.

And Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, also part of the London 2012 Festival, is inspired by three of Renaissance master Titian’s paintings on display at the National Gallery.

Deborah Bull, creative director of the Royal Opera House, said: "These summer big screens, now in their 25th year, offer world class performance for free.

"They are the perfect way in for newcomers to opera and ballet, and an absolute treat for anyone who enjoys music and dance."

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