Hello. My name is Tony Pappano.
I’m the Music Director of The Royal Opera. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to shut down our operations.
A heartbreaking move for us, but we don’t want you to be without our music;
without our opera, without ballet. So in the next days and weeks,
we’re putting together content on our social media channels
so that you can enjoy all these things virtually. From our house to your house,
in this case – from my house to your house! I’m here at my piano and I want to
take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support
in this difficult time. This is a collaboration between you and us:
the Royal Opera House needs its audience and we hope to back to you live
very, very soon. In the meantime,
I leave you with one of my favourite tunes. Yes, it’s from an opera, but see
if you can guess what it is. See you soon.