ADRIANA LECOUVREUR © ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE
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Adriana Lecouvreur

David McVicar’s production of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, an accomplished and theatrically engaging opera, can be summed up as a triumph. In...
Love, National Theatre. Photo by Sarah Lee
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LOVE

In 90 minutes of a gripping performance, Alexander Zeldin’s slice of social reality unnerves as it unfolds. Love succeeds where many fail in exploring...
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 ...
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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 s...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Gerald Barry’s opera based on Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ uses the skeleton of the play beefed-up with wild, bizarre y...
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NotMoses

Gary Sinyor’s first play ‘NotMoses’ draws its narrative arc from the Old Testament books of Genesis and Exodus. It comprises a sequence of scenes, whi...
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Boris Godunov

An interesting, yet traditional, reading of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece is presented at the Royal Opera House in the original (1869) seven-scene version,...
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The End of Longing

At the end of the press night performance of The End of Longing, a large part of the audience gave the four actors a standing ovation. You could attri...
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The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute has never lost its enchantment since it was first premiered in a small theatre in Vienna in 1791, three months before Mozart’s death, ...
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Found and Lost

The declared objective of this production is to offer a sonic journey to reveal ‘the secret life of the hotel’. You may think this to be a cynical exe...