Monday 4th November, Royal Opera House
Take your seats, fasten your metaphorical belts, and hold tight for this pre-Christmas extravaganza!
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Richard Farnes will be conducting Benjamin Britten’s last opera, Death in Venice, at Royal Opera House from the 21st November to 6th December 2019.
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Tuesday 2nd April, Royal Opera House
The Christof Loy production of La Forza del Destino at the Royal Opera House was the hottest ticket in town this season.
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Featuring dramatic scenes, a sophisticated scenery stage and a cast capable of imparting a profound sense of amor fati and the sublime, the Royal Opera House’s performance of Queen of Spades is one not to be missed.
Continue reading “In review: The Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera House”
Friday 27th January, Covent Garden
Written on Skin was, to me, quite mystifying – both in itself and the rave reviews. Quoth the ROH: “Since its premiere at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012 it has been performed worldwide in numerous productions, to widespread acclaim”. The Guardian and The Telegraph reviews of the 2013 production, for example, corroborate the excellent reception (“a musical masterpiece” and “music of genius”, respectively). Continue reading “Written on Skin at the ROH”