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

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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

Review Round Up: Così Fan Tutte, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Opera House’s production of Così Fan Tutte. The Stage: *** “Making his Royal Opera debut is conductor Stefano Montanari, who leaves a mixed impression. There’s some showing off in his undeniably witty fortepiano continuo contributions, and he’s often too fast for the singers, occasionally… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 20th January

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London  Love Culture this week…  The Marvelous Wonderettes is heading to London: the Off-Broadway musical is set to make its European and UK premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this spring. Review of The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre: this week saw LLLC paying a visit to the Arcola Theatre to catch Jack Gamble’s production which is “striking and powerful” in every possible way. Review of Anomaly at the Old Red Lion Theatre: still proving of immense interest to… Read More

Review Round Up: The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Stefan Herheim’s production. Culture Whisper: **** “Director Herheim thinks big, and scores more hits than misses with his torrent of ideas.” The Stage: ** “Most of what intermittent dramatic tension or emotional engagement the evening has to offer comes from the pit, where conductor Antonio Pappano and the orchestra whip up the storm signally lacking on stage.”… Read More

Review Round Up: Simon Boccanegra, Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is currently reviving Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Verdi’s tragedy. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…  The Guardian: **** “Singing with burnished warmth of tone and an impeccable sense of line, Álvarez is entirely convincing both as the private man and the public figure, carefully contrasting the impulsive sensualist of… Read More

Review Round Up: Mayerling, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s dark ballet, now playing at the Royal Opera House.  The Guardian: *** “If the lack of chemistry between the two leads was disappointing, the production as a whole is splendid. Nicholas Georgiadis’s brooding designs perfectly convey the claustrophobia and stifling protocol of… Read More