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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The Nose

The Nose is Shostakovich’s first opera. It was written around 1926/7 during that all too brief period when avant-garde art flourished under the new Bo...
Cosi Fan Tutte ROH 2016
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Cosi Fan Tutte

Covent Garden’s new production of Cosi Fan Tutte is fizzing with fresh ideas. Young German director, Jan Philipp Glogier, paints Don Alfonso as a surr...
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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...
In Parenthesis ROH
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In Parenthesis

When we think of the poetry of the First World War it is Owen and Sassoon who first come to mind, not the name of David Jones. However, when his epic ...
ROH Werther
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Werther

Jules Massenet wrote some thirty operas and was esteemed by contemporaries as the most successful French operatic composer of the French Belle Époque....
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Nabucco

Despite not being Verdi’s first opera, Nabucco was the first work to place the composer at the very heart of the Italian — and later international — o...
Review Royal Opera House Oedipe
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Oedipe

George Enescu is a Romanian national treasure who spent much of his creative life in Paris. His status in Europe as a virtuoso violinist and as a comp...
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Lucia di Lammermoor

Passionate love, sex, murder and suicide are unleashed on stage in Katie Mitchell’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s 1835 three acts tragic opera Luc...
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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,...