King James V (Juan Diego Flórez) is entranced when he meets a beautiful woman, Elena (Joyce DiDonato), in the Highlands. But he is dismayed to learn that she is the daughter of his enemy, Douglas (Simón Orfila). Elena, meanwhile, is in love, not with James V or her fiancée Rodrigo (Colin Lee) but with romantic hero Malcolm (Daniela Barcellona).
The ROH says of the production, "The ultimate bel canto cast is assembled for this important yet rarely performed masterpiece. ... La donna del lago is the most fully Romantic of Rossini’s Italian operas. Expansive ensembles and shimmering orchestration generate an opulence seldom heard in the composer’s comic works." The broadcast will last for three hours and twenty minutes and includes one interval.
Cineworld, Mon 27th May, 18:45.
Tickets £17.90, £14.20 concessions, available online, by calling 0871 200 2000 or in person from the machines in the foyer.