The Royal Opera, in partnership with seven of the UK's leading opera companies, BBC Arts and the V&A, is celebrating the passion and power of opera. Find out more at www.roh.org.uk #OperaPassion Day will feature eight hours of activity from eight of the UK's leading opera companies: the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Northern Ireland Opera will be busting the myths around the world of opera, through interviews, live performance, and never-before-seen archive footage. Viewers will also get a window into the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition, created by the V&A in collaboration with the Royal Opera House. Our live hour will be presented by DJ Nihal, and will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE from 11.30am. Highlights include: - Backstage access into rehearsals for our upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor - A sword fighting session with baritone Erwin Schrott - A rare demonstration: do babies have the best vocal technique? - George The Poet's first trip to the opera - Operatic singing tips from the professionals, including a singing lesson live from the main stage - A window into our wonderful Props department And much more… At 6.30pm, to celebrate the V&A’s landmark exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a pop up performance at London's St Pancras Station: unsuspecting commuters will be treated to a live performance from members of the Royal Opera Chorus, inspired by the operas featured in the exhibition. The performance will also be livestreamed across the world. (Do come and sing along if you're in the area!) The day will culminate in an operatic broadcast on BBC Radio 3, chosen through a public vote.