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Today @ 6: ROH event with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies to be live-streamed through Twitter

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Stephen Fry and Alan Davies watching The Royal Opera’s Simon Boccanegra © ROH/Tom Nelson, 2013



In an exciting world first, The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies will be streamed live exclusively through Twitter from the Royal Opera House as part of the Deloitte Ignite festival. The event will see a team of medical scientists from Imperial College London discovering what happens inside us when we go to the opera. Opera lover Stephen Fry took his friend, Royal Opera virgin and QI panellist Alan Davies, to the Royal Opera House. They were hooked up with the latest medical gadgetry to record the physical effects on their bodies of watching Verdi’s political masterpiece Simon Boccanegra. 

The Science of Opera promises some landmark medical discoveries as well as answering some key questions; was Alan Davies won over by opera? Did Stephen Fry get shivers down the spine during the show? Did either of them fall asleep? And what could opera do to you?


Stephen Fry said, ‘I am thrilled that we are able to use vast reach of Twitter to reach so many people with this live streaming. Hopefully by the end of the evening Alan won’t be the only person persuaded to try opera for the first time.’

You can tune into the event by following @RoyalOperaHouse, @stephenfry or @alandavies1 from 6pm (BST) on Sunday 29 September and share your thoughts with the hashtag #DeloitteIgnite.

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