REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest @The Barbican

This quirky new opera first presented at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House gets a new venue for this brief run at the Barbican.  First seen in 2013, this new revival of Gerald Barry’s opera based on the classic Oscar Wilde’s great play directed by Ramin Gray enhances the comedy both physically… Read More

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PREVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest, Royal Opera/Barbican Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s classic play is transformed into an opera, thanks to an adaptation by Gerald Barry directed by Ramin Gray.  The production arrives in London for the second time, following a successful run at the Linbury Studio Theatre, with performances this time taking place at the Barbican Theatre. Gerald Barry’s adaptation originally received its European… Read More