PREVIEW: Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is to present a revival of the late film and stage director John Schlesinger’s production of Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann in November.  Schlesinger’s production originally premiered back in 1980 and sets Offenbach’s fantastical tales in the late 19th century – at the time when Offenbach was writing the opera. The Royal Opera’s revival… 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