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Royal Opera: La bohème – Live

Published on 7th August 2019
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures […]

Royal Opera: Don Pasquale – Live

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Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizettis comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind has long […]

Royal Opera: Fidelio – Live

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Fidelio: Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethovens only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as Fidelio) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong […]

Royal Opera: Elektra – Live

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Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences […]

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – Live

Published on 6th August 2019
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the […]