ROH Les Contes d’Hoffman (C) ROH. PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE ASHMORE
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Les Contes d’Hoffman

John Schlesinger’s original production with William Dudley's lavish sets and Maria Björnson’s exquisite costumes, provide an inspired backdrop to the unfolding dramas of fantastic romanticism crippled by d...

Mo Fan in conversation with Rivka Jacobson

Mo Fan, the composer and librettist of the opera Thunderstorm recently staged at the London Coliseum meets with Rivka Jacobson. Mo Fan is a contemporary Chinese composer with roots deep in China’s folk mus...
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Il Trovatore

In 1851 Verdi wrote to his librettist Cammarano “the more unusual and bizarre the better”  urging him to complete the libretto for Il Trovatore. The storyline is unusual, to say the least, yet challeng...
Tannhäuser Royal Opera Jouse
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Tannhäuser

Tim Albery’s 2010 production of Richard Wagner’s Tannhäusser, in the 1875 Vienna version, returns to the Royal Opera House for its first revival. The opera evolves around the fierce struggle between sensu...