Rent the highlights of Festival 2022

Rent the highlights of Festival 2022

Relive Festival 2022 with our bundle including Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers, Handel's Alcina, Puccini's La bohème and Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias.

£29.99 for a 30-day rental - launch price, available until 31 December 2022 (£39.99 from 1 January 2023).

Also, get exclusive insights and introductions to each opera with our 'explore with Alexandra' videos featuring our Opera Specialist and special guests.

The rental period begins when you start watching any video in the rental collection.

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Rent the highlights of Festival 2022
  • The Wreckers - full opera

    Would you die for what you believe?

    In a remote corner of Cornwall, a God-fearing community lives a desperate, precarious existence. Their only hope is the ships that are wrecked on their rocks. But when they start to cause those shipwrecks deliberately, murdering the crew for profit, it tears t...

  • Alcina - full opera

    Seductive enchantress Alcina can conjure anything she wants – anything, except love.

    Alcina rules over an enchanted island, its trees, rocks and animals all the bewitched forms of her discarded lovers. But Ruggiero is different. Alcina has fallen in love with the handsome knight. Can love perfor...

  • La bohème - full opera

    Sometimes love just isn’t enough.

    When seamstress Mimì meets the struggling writer Rodolfo they are instantly drawn together. But while Paris is a magical city of love, it’s also a very real place of hardship as the two young Bohemians and their friends soon discover, when not just jealousy but ...

  • Les Mamelles de Tirésias - full opera

    Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a giddy romp of an opera that throws questions of politics, gender and society up into the air and watches them shatter into hundreds of glittering pieces. Frustrated with her life as a housewife, Thérèse transforms herself into a man and heads out into the world, leav...

  • The Wreckers: explore with Alexandra

    Directed by Melly Still, this new production is the first major, professional staging of our lifetime, and the first opportunity to hear the opera as Smyth intended, with its original French libretto.

    Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to director Melly Still and mezzo-soprano Karis Tucker...

  • Alcina: explore with Alexandra

    Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to Director Francesco Micheli, Costume Designer Alessio Rosati and Costume Supervisor Diane Williams to explore our production of Handel's Alcina.

  • La bohème: explore with Alexandra

    Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to director Floris Visser who tells us how he drew inspiration from photography, cinema and mythology for his new production of Puccini's La bohème.

  • Les Mamelles de Tirésias: explore with Alexandra

    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to chorus director Aidan Oliver and set designer Caroline Ginet to explore Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias.