REVIEW: Cendrillon, Royal Opera House (Online)

This 2011 production was the first time that Massenet’s opera interpretation of the story Cinderella has been performed in the Covent Garden venue. There is much to be admired about Laurent Pelly’s glorious and romantic production of Massenet’s interpretation of the classic fairytale, which features a magical and charming score. Throughout, Laurent Pelly’s production has… Read More

Review Round Up…Werther, Royal Opera House

Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s opera arrives at the Royal Opera House, starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo. but what have critics been saying about it?  The Guardian: **** George Hall said: “Antonio Pappano and the ROH orchestra outshine the drama in this atmospheric revival of Benoît Jacquot’s 2004 production.” The Financial Times: ****Richard Fairman wrote: “Who… Read More

PREVIEW: Werther @Royal Opera House

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo will lead the cast in Benoît Jacquot’s production, which will appear at the Royal Opera House from the 19th June until the 13th July.  This is the second revival of  Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s opera of love, duty and tragedy. Werther loves Charlotte, but she promised her mother on her deathbed that… Read More