Listings tagged with "Opera"

Ding, dong, the Sphinx is dead: Greek at ROH Linbury

The East End Oedipus of Berkoff's Greek meets Opera in Mark Anthony Turnage's piece. Performed at ROH Linbury and directed by Michael McCarthy, Music Theatre Wales' production of Greek "packs a punch!"

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Read more...
From Poppea to Peckham: London's Fringe Opera Scene

Do you think opera is mostly made up of overweight Italian singers in evening dress, belting out "Nessun dorma" in front of hundreds of wealthy, ageing conservatives, in huge, richly furnished theatres filled with golden statues? If you do think that, you obviously haven't been trawling the London bar scene very diligently over the last few years, because fringe opera has ballooned of late.

Friday 1st June 2012 Read more...
ENO's 2012-3 Season

Yesterday, English National Opera revealed their 2012-3 season. Talking to a modest number of guests, Artistic Director John Berry announced the 15 productions - nine of which are new - to be taking the stage during the next season.

Wednesday 25th April 2012 Read more...
The Royal Opera's 2012-13 season

The Royal Opera announced its 2012/13 season today. As well as the Ring Cycle, there's plenty to excite: the Royal Opera are upping their ratio of new productions to revivals, with six new opera productions across a wide spectrum of operatic genres. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Covent Garden season packed with so much that's interesting.

Wednesday 14th March 2012 Read more...
After Rusalka - new concepts on old stories

The reviews of the Royal Opera’s Rusalka this week have been an interesting mix. Everyone agrees that Nézet-Séguin was spot on, but what splits people is the staging. There are two extremes here: the camp who think the staging was an innovative and exciting transformation of the original story, and the camp who think it was a ghastly aberration.

Wednesday 29th February 2012 Read more...