Review Round Up: La Bohème, English National Opera

The English National Opera have revived Jonathan Miller’s production of Puccini’s opera. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… The Guardian: **** “Miller’s Bohème, which is set in 1930s Paris, goes to the heart of Puccini’s masterpiece while making you think about it afresh.” The Stage: **** “Yet despite that lightness, maybe even… Read More

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Review Round Up: Lucia di Lammermoor, English National Opera

Sarah Tynan takes on the role of Lucia in this new revival of David Alden’s original 2008 production. Here’s what the critics have been making of it…  The Guardian: **** “psychodramatic in approach and fiercely challenging the work’s reputation as primarily a display piece, was considered both groundbreaking and controversial when it was first seen… Read More

Review Round Up: Porgy and Bess, English National Opera

Gershwin’s opera is being staged at the ENO in a production directed by James Robertson and conducted by John Wilson. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: **** “James Robinson’s staging is timeless, in the sense that it could have been created at any point in the last 40-odd years, give or… Read More

Review Round Up: La Traviata, English National Opera

Daniel Kramer directs his first production for ENO after becoming the company’s Artistic Director. Here’s what critics have been making of it… The Guardian: ** “It’s up to the baritone Alan Opie, whose performance as Alfredo’s authoritarian father celebrates 50 years with ENO, to inject some true vocal class, and to fly the flag for the… Read More

Review Round Up: Satyagraha, English National Opera

First staged in 2007, Phelim McDermott’s production of Satyagraha is back in London. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it:  Satyagraha is composer Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change. The Guardian: *** “It’s not so much an opera… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Week: Sunday 26th November

Missed anything that Love London Love Culture has posted this week? Don’t worry! Here’s a guide to what’s been happening this week… 1. From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads to embark on new UK tour in 2018: it has been announced this week that following successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, Adrian Berry’s play… Read More

Review Round Up: Marnie, English National Opera

This world premiere of Nico Muhly’s latest work based on Winston Graham’s novel and Alfred Hitchock’s film is now playing at the London Coliseum. But what have critics been saying about it?  Marnie is a compelling psychological thriller set in England during the late 1950s. A young woman makes her way through life by embezzling from… Read More

Review Round Up: Aida, English National Opera

The English National Opera brings Verdi’s opera of duty, love and betrayal to the stage, directed by Phelim McDermott. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews:  The Guardian: *** “There are some musical unevennesses as well, though the evening is blessed by a remarkable central performance from the American soprano Latonia Moore in the… Read More

NEWS: Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to Lead Cast of Carousel at the London Coliseum

The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will arrive at the London Coliseum from the 7th April until the 13th May.  This new production, directed by Lonny Price, will see Katherine Jenkins making her musical theatre debut as Julie Jordan alongside Alfie Boe who will be playing Billy Bigelow in this semi-staged show. Fifteen years after getting caught up… Read More

Review Round Up: Lulu, English National Opera

On for a limited time at the London Coliseum, discover what critics have made William Kentridge’s production of Alban Berg’s Lulu.  The Guardian: **** “the treatment of the opera as drama is relatively conventional, and sometimes flits uneasily between naturalism and more cartoon-like stylisation.” The Telegraph: “what is most wonderful about the evening is the way… Read More