Always fancied a night at the opera but not sure where to start? Every year the Royal Opera House beams three performances live from Covent Garden to a smattering of outdoor screens across the UK for free. If you're in London, your biggest London option is Trafalgar Square, where up to 10,000 people are squeezed in (insert your own fat lady joke). The crowd is a mix of pearl-rattlers, opera buffs and passers-by who get sucked in by the electric atmosphere of the audience. This year's performances are two operas – 'La bohème' on June 10 and 'Don Giovanni' on July 3 – and one ballet, 'Romeo and Juliet' on September 22.
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