EXTERMINATING ANGEL PRODUCTION IMAGE (C) ROH. PHOTO BY CLIVE BARDA
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Exterminating Angel

Thomas Ades is the real thing, a British composer writing big works for the operatic stage. In The Exterminating Angel, his third opera, the way he de...
Madama Butterfly ©ROH. PHOTO BILL COOPER
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Madama Butterfly

Madam Butterfly seems to be the opera that houses turn to as a cash cow when times are hard. It is an opera with a small cast - if you skimp on Butter...
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...
Il trovatore.The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda
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Il Trovatore

The performance Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House, directed by David Bösch, starts with a teenager’s graffiti. While listening to the overture, em...
La Traviata © 2017 ROH. Photo Tristram Kenton
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La Traviata

Verdi's opera “La Traviata” premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on the 6th of March 1853. It was not a success,  but since that time it has be...
Written on Skin Royal Opera House 2017
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Written on Skin

Written on Skin is George Benjamin’s second opera and, in this work, the full benefits of his partnership with writer Martin Crimp are revealed. The s...
ROH Der Rosenkavalier 2016. © ROH. Photograph Catherine Ashmore
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Der Rosenkavalier

The Royal Opera House’s Der Rosenkavalier is lavish and eye-catching. This production is set in the year of the opera’s composition 1911 and as suc...
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Il Trovatore

If this is the first time you watch Il Trovatore, you will be enchanted by this Royal Opera House production. After all, it has the ingredients for a ...
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Manon Lescaut

The first revival of Jonathan Kent’s production of Manon Lescaut stirs strong emotions as it undoubtedly must have when it premiered back in 2014. Puc...