REVIEW: Acis and Galatea, Royal Opera House (2009)

Wayne McGregor’s production is a rare opportunity to appreciate the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet at the same time. Showcased alongside McGregor’s take on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2009, his production of Acis and Galatea cleverly combines Handel’s beautiful fluid music with some wonderful choreography particularly in the opening section. There is much… Read More

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REVIEW: Peter and the Wolf, Royal Ballet School, Royal Opera House

This thirty minute ballet presented by the Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet school has a wonderfully creative way of storytelling that doesn’t fail to charm. First performed in 2010, the Royal Ballet School’s production of Prokofiev’s fairytale is cheeky, charming and lively from start to finish, while offering a great showcase for the rising… Read More

Review Round Up: Onegin, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

We round up the reviews for the Royal Ballet’s production of Onegin, now playing at the Royal Opera House. The Stage: **** “Distilled to its narrative essence, this is a ferocious and captivating ballet, danced with an immersive passion that is close to abandon.” The Guardian: ***** “Cranko, such an intelligent choreographer, is attuned to… Read More

Review Round Up: La Boheme, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Opera House’s revival of Richard Jones’s production of La Boheme. The Stage: **** “conductor Emmanuel Villaume ensures that Puccini’s flawlessly crafted score involves the audience from the first bar to the last.” The Guardian: *** “In the pit, Emmanuel Villaume is in many ways the star… Read More

Review Round Up: Don Pasquale, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Opera House’s production of  Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama . The Independent: *** “there are times when Michieletto’s tinkerings are simply distracting, and we lose that sense of a claustrophobic world that is essential to the comedy.” Daily Express: **** ” Michieletto’s innovations simply introduce pure… Read More

Review Round Up: Werther, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Benoît Jacquot’s production. The Stage: *** “Edward Gardner conducts, drawing together the opera’s wide stylistic range, yet rather like the production not quite managing to achieve the emotional punch the score needs to succeed.” The Guardian: *** “Gardner, meanwhile, is superb in his understanding of both… Read More

Review Round Up: Faust, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for David McVicar’s production. Culture Whisper: **** “Dan Ettinger conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House made chinks in the wall of sound for lovely solo work, and the Royal Opera Chorus gives its best in the big, big numbers.” The Guardian: **** “McVicar’s staging, transposing… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 14th April

Here’s a few reads that have been really popular on Love London Love Culture this week…. Interview with Laura Harling: we chatted to the Artistic Director about the company’s latest production One Hundred Trillion being performed at the Old Vic workrooms from the 7th to the 11th May. Five Minutes with Olivia Rose Smith: the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 7th April

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Interview with Kalungi Ssebandeke: still proving popular on LLLC is our interview with the actor talking about his current role in Blood Knot playing at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. Review of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery,… Read More

Review Round Up: La Forza Del Destino, Royal Opera House

Christof Loy directs this production of Verdi’s opera at the Royal Opera House. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: **** “The tone sometimes falters, and the transformation of the army camp scenes into a surreal revue, reminiscent of Oh, What a Lovely War, sits at times uneasily with the score. Ultimately,… Read More