Barrie Kosky directs this new production of Bizet’s opera with Anna Goryachova and Gaëlle Arquez in the title role. Carmen continues at the Royal Opera House until 16 March. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews here.
The gilt and red velvet box of Covent Garden, the austerity of the set, the wit of the production and the clarity of the voiceover narration clash magnificently with the romantic music to make this Carmen a fresh and thrilling evening.
This performance of Peter Wright’s highly traditional production of Giselle brought a significant role debut, as young Australian Benjamin Ella premiered as Albrecht, which is the biggest role to date in his young career at the Royal Ballet.
The final performance of Rigoletto for the current season thrilled opera lovers around the nation and the world via cinema relay. Viewed live at the Royal Opera House, the performance had a sterling musicality and a sizzling electricity that made the evening fairly zip by.
Last week I attended an event at Royal Opera House. In effect, it was a press briefing to introduce the new season and raise awareness of the range of ROH’s other work. So I was mildly amused that there was a lounge suit dress code.
The Royal Opera House presents a brand new production of Puccini’s classic opera, La Boheme, directed by Richard Jones and running until 10 October 2017. Here’s Love London Love Culture’s round-up of the reviews.