To open with a broad stroke, opera is generally seen as a medium that embraces tradition. For example, while the repertoire certainly has a myriad more terrifying works to offer, the Royal Opera House offers Don Giovanni and Macbeth as selections from their Top 5 Scariest Operas article. Bearing this in mind, I couldn’t help […]
The month of October brought a historical dance event to the Royal Opera House’s main stage, with Britain’s leading ballet companies getting together to... The post MacMillan National Celebration: a photo gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
The current revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s blockbuster ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, continues at the Royal Opera House, with a broadcast being relayed to cinemas... The post Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Photo Gallery (4th Edition) appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
Who knew? To the right of the Royal Box at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is the Bedford Box, its identical twin, but nearer the stage. Same private entrance, same butler-run dining-room, even the same china/thunderbox private loo. It’s the only privately-owned box in the ROH and belongs to some generous people who occasionally […]
25 years ago this month, the choreographer suffered a fatal heart attack backstage at the Royal Opera House during a performance of his ballet Mayerling. Crisp, who was there, remembers the fateful evening and pays tribute to MacMillan's "fascination with the psyche rather than the fouetté... [his] interest in movement's capacity to convey psychological […]
Long-serving musicians of the Royal Opera House have voted to take a cut in their pay rise in exchange for an improved pension scheme for new members. Read here.
This broadcast from the Royal Opera House features Michael Fabiano and Nicole Car among the bohemians.
A MACMILLAN CLASSIC RETURNS AND A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PREMIERE FOR SCOTTISH BALLET THIS AUTUMN Kenneth MacMillan’s original choreography of The Fairy’s Kiss (Le Baiser de la Fée) will be brought back... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
It’s officially autumn and now it’s time to get serious! Put down that pint and start those practice poses. Here’s how dancers can take advantage of all that London has to offer this October: PERFORMANCES The Royal Opera House is hosting the National Tour of The Judas Tree/Song of the Earth, offering two works by the brilliant Kenneth MacMillan. Show More Summary
This autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, created a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera, exploring its passion, power and politics. The only exhibition ever toShow More Summary
The Royal Opera House is planning to make some of its best seats available for the price of a large pizza. The catch? You’ll have to sit on the floor. Oliver Mears, the RO’s director, is intent on reviving the old Midland Bank Proms, where rows of stalls seats were removed to make way for […]
We hear that Tom Nelson, head of Audience Labs at the Royal Opera House, has gone to work in an unspecified role at the unfinished Royal Opera House of Muscar, in Oman. Tom’s role at Covent Garden opera was free-ranging. He was tasked ‘to experiment and innovate with new technologies to build new audiences.’ In […]
This afternoon the Royal Opera House offers a first glimpse of Richard Jones' new production of La bohème, the first at that theater since about 1735 or so.
New life given to lost MacMillan work A MACMILLAN CLASSIC RETURNS AND A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PREMIERE FOR SCOTTISH BALLET THIS AUTUMN Kenneth MacMillan’s original choreography of The Fairy’s Kiss (Le... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia - Mozart: Mitridate Re di Ponto - Royal Opera House 2017 (Photo (c) ROH, Bill Cooper) The Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova has been wowing London audiences with her command of relatively rare repertoire. Show More Summary
Many stories are told via emojis, but Twitter and London's Royal Opera House are taking it to the next level on Monday, July 17, in honor of World Emoji Day, using them to tell the story of an entire opera. This isn't the first collaboration between these unlikely partners: They first joined forces to tweet...
Lise Lindstrom and Roberto Alagna (not pictured) head the cast of the Royal Opera House's Turandot.
Robin Leggate and Christine Goerke © Tristram Kenton | ROH Puccini Turandot; Christina Goerke, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Hibla Gerzmava, Dan Ettinger; Royal Opera House Reviewed by Anthony Evans on Jul 9 2017 Star rating: 3.0 Andrei Serban's...Show More Summary
The Royal Ballet School Summer Performance The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Sunday 9th Judy 2017 For reasons behind my control I am only reviewing the second half of this performance. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]