Željko Lučić & Anna Netrebko (Photo: Bill Cooper)

Macbeth: The Royal Opera House (2018)

A dramatic opera set in a dark place [fivestar] There is no joy in the world of the Macbeths: no sense of love for family or nation. Just a deep-seated desire for power and domination.…

Rigoletto performed by Dimitri Platanias (Photo by Mark Donet)

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto (2017)

[fourstar] Last night was the big night - the premiere of David McVicar’s 2001 debaucherous production of Verdi’s devastating father-daughter opera. This night was dedicated to Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky who died last month battling…

Otello – At the Opera, then at the…

This post is divided into Part I and Part II. Part I - My thoughts on Keith Warner's production of Otello at the Covent Garden, 2017. Part 2 - My thoughts on seeing the opera…