Review Round Up: Salome, Royal Opera House

Malin Byström stars in the title role of David McVicar’s production at the Royal Opera House. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: **** “Malin Byström was masterful. Making bold use of her voice’s many colours – exhaling and snarling as much as singing – she was almost under-powered at times, only… Read More

NEWS: Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale to Return to the Royal Opera House

This February Christopher Wheeldon’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s play will return to the Royal Opera House.  The three act ballet based o Shakespeare’s play originally premiered at the Royal Opera House in 2014 and has since been staged  in Toronto, New York and Brisbane. It has also been nominated for  an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance,… Read More

Review Round Up: Rigoletto, Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is currently reviving David McVicar’s production of Verdi’s opera. In case you missed, here’s what critics thought… Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the… Read More

Review Round Up: Semiramide, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for David Alden’s new production of Rossini’s opera, playing at the Royal Opera House until the 16th December.  The Stage: *** “in the title role Joyce DiDonato melds notes and drama together in a performance of extraordinary virtuosity and expressive mastery.” The Independent: **** “That this show should… Read More

PREVIEW: The Nutcracker,The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production returns to Covent Garden from the 5th December.  A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. The classic festive treat for all of the family, The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House, featuring designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman… Read More

PREVIEW: Sylvia, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet will be performing Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, to mark the 65th anniversary of the ballet.  Playing at the Royal Opera House from the 23rd November, The Royal Ballet will perform Frederick Ashton’s second full length ballet which was originally created as a showpiece for his muse Margot Fonteyn. Considered to feature one of the… Read More

Review Round Up: Lucia di Lammermoor, Royal Opera House

Katie Mitchell’s production of Donizetti’s opera is revived at the Royal Opera House. But what have critics had to say about it?  The Guardian: **** “all ears as well as eyes are on Lisette Oropesa. Lucia is her first Royal Opera role, and the Cuban American soprano is sensationally good.” The Stage: ***** “Audiences for this revival… Read More

Review Round Up: La Bohème, Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera house presents a brand new production of Puccini’s opera directed by Richard Jones – here’s Love London Love Culture’s round up of the reviews…  When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. The… Read More

NEWS: Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Open 2017/2018 Season at Royal Opera House

The choreographer’s acclaimed production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story will perform at the Royal Opera Hose from the 27th September.  The Royal Ballet will open the Royal Opera House’s 2017/2018 season with the return of Christopher Wheeldon’s take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Having first appeared on stage in 2011, the ballet has become popular… Read More

Review Round Up: Otello, Royal Opera House

Jonas Kaufmann makes his debut in the title role in Keith Warner’s new production of Verdi’s opera. But does the production impress the critics?  The Guardian: *** “Antonio Pappano drives the score hard, without attaining anything like the cogency he achieved in 2012, in the final revival of the previous production. The choral singing is… Read More