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Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

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The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history.

Hitchcock's Films

No Bail for the Judge

Hitchcock had planned to use the exterior of the Opera House in establishing shots for at least two scenes in the film.[1]

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Royal Opera House's chorus appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra performing the Storm Clouds Cantata at the Royal Albert Hall, conducted by Bernard Herrmann. The soloist was Barbara Howitt.

Frenzy (1972)

The columns of the Opera House are visible in "Frenzy" when Richard Blaney buys a copy of the Evening Standard newspaper, approximately 7 minutes into the film.

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Notes & References

  1. Alfred Hitchcock's London: A Reference Guide to Locations (2009) by Gary Giblin, page 58