The current revival of Sir Peter Wright’s production of Giselle concludes tonight at the Royal Opera House, with Natalia Osipova and Matthew Ball (replacing an... The post The Royal Ballet’s Giselle: a Photo Gallery (3rd edition) appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
Two views of Krzysztof Warlikowski's Royal Opera production of Janacek's From the House of the Dead, with the kind of contract that makes me want to see this bring-up: From the House of the Dead at the Royal, or, Distrusting the Work, Finn Pollard From the House of the Dead, Royal Opera, 10 March 2018, Mark Berry
A fresh and thrilling evening.
The viola player Christopher Goldscheider is suing the Royal Opera House, his former employer, for damage to his hearing caused by rehearsing in front of a large brass section during Wagner’s Ring. The ROH maintains it took all necessary precautions and provided ear plugs. Christopher Goldscheider is claiming £750,000 in lost earnings and further damages for […]
THIS week your correspondent took his 14-year-old daughter to watch an orgy. It was the opening scene of Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, in a rather explicit production directed by David MacVicar at the Royal Opera House in London. Had we been sat in the opera house itself, she would probably have seen only a faint blur of nudity in the distance.
If ever you wanted a way to get into opera, this is it.
Michael Mofidian The Royal Opera House has announced the names of the five young artists who will be joining the Jette Parker scheme in September 2018, two of whom will almost certainly be familiar to London audiences. The Scottish-Iranian...Show More Summary
Richard Strauss: Salome - Malin Byström, Duncan Meadows - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Photo ROH/Clive Barda) Richard Strauss Salome; Malin Byström, John Daszak, Michaela Schuster, Michael Volle, dir: David McVicar / Barbara Lluch,...Show More Summary
Ariane Todes has an enlightened proposal for 21st century concert etiquette: There are few things as likely to light my fuse as the blue glow of a phone screen during a concert. Recently at the Royal Opera House a lady in front of me took out her phone to photograph Rigoletto mid-aria and I nearly choked on my […]
At the foot of the Royal Opera House memo instructing singers how and when to appear for curtain calls, a new advisory had appeared in bold lettering. It reads: Please note: It is House policy to request that singers do not applaud each other onstage. Thank you. (signed) Emma Turner, Stage Manager Now why would […]
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Martina Belli, Bryan Hymel - Royal Opera House (Photo ROH/Catherine Ashmore) Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo Pagliacci; Bryan Hymel, Elina Garanca, Carmen Giannattasio, Mark S Doss, Simon Keenlyside,...Show More Summary
I've spent part of this week on tenterhooks, chasing one of the best-loved of all British baritones for an urgent interview deadline. He's appearing as Tonio in I Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House, opening tonight - and something had happened to his arm. Show More Summary
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.