Royal Opera House – La Traviata (2017)

Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's grand masterpiece La Traviata is made for everyone, yet for those who do not enjoy the sight of period costumes may stray far away. I support the 19th century traditional…

Written on Skin (C) ROH/ STEPHEN CUMMISKEY

Written on Skin – ROH

There are two realities: a scene from the Medieval era of a Protector, a rich landowner, enlisting an illuminator of manuscripts to capture his life into a book while another scene follows angels milling around…

ROH: Norma with Sonya Yoncheva

[caption id="attachment_8638" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sonya Yoncheva in Àlex Ollé's Norma, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper[/caption] It's been a while since I was at the Royal Opera House (that's two months…

ROH: Il trovatore ★★★★

The Covent Garden stage is dark, covered with barb wire and full of flames for director David Bösch’s new production of Verdi’s great epic Il trovatore. Back in the 19th century, when it was first…

Royal Opera House 2016: Il trittico (Il tabarro,…

[caption id="attachment_8558" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Il tabarro at the ROH - Photo by Bill Cooper[/caption] [5th March 2016] The longer awaited production of Richard Jone's Il Trittico at the Royal Opera House was a relief for…

One week, many operas: L’Étoile, The Magic Flute,…

[caption id="attachment_8568" align="aligncenter" width="640"] LEtoile at the Royal Opera House[/caption] Five operas in a space of seven days may seem like a tall order but somehow I managed to do all of them. The range…