Royal Opera House (ROH): Carmen (2018)

Carmen as you've never seen before [threestar] Apologises. This one is a long report because there was plenty to cover on Barrie Kosky's production. Enjoy! For those of you who are new to Bizet’s opera,…

January 1 – 7 2018: Golden Globes, #Times…

Welcome! Here's a roundup of news, posts, bits and pieces I've been sharing on Social Media since Day 1 of 2018. THEATRE: The Globe has announced that they will be showing a new production of…

Q & A: Composer and Conductor Leo Geyer

With the upcoming production of Constella OperaBallet's award-winning production Sideshows - which is showing at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells - I managed to get a few words from the composer and conductor behind the work.…

V & A – Opera: Passion, Power and…

What's the best way for opera to gain new audiences? The most obvious answer is to encourage new audiences to see an opera and hope that they will enjoy the story, music and singing all…

How to get cheap Opera Tickets in London,…

[caption id="attachment_8553" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Royal Opera House's Auditorium[/caption] .And this is reasonable for arriving at 8.41am to see an epic opera, sorry - three operas! #ROHtrittico pic.twitter.com/iVF0Lp8FUG — Mary Grace Nguyen (@MaryGNguyen) March 5, 2016…

**** Prince Igor – A spiritual Russian opera…

You are in a history class when you watch ‘Prince Igor.’ Consider the current situation with President Putin and the diplomatic crisis. Before Crimea belonged to modern Ukraine its lands and borders, according to ‘Prince…

The Magic Flute: Review English National Opera Coliseum,…

 Director: Simon McBurney (Written 2014/02/20) Last night at the ENO’s Coliseum theatre, the staging was unconventional where an elevated orchestra was raised from the pit. The protagonist, Tamino (Ben Johnson,) walks up to the flautist, Katie Bedford, while…