The opening performance of the ROH’s seventh revival of John Schlesinger’s 1980 production of The Tales of Hoffmann was dedicated to the memory of Richard Hickox.
PellÈas et MÈlisande in a 200 seat theatre, with just 35 musicians and no pit?
There are two things which, in recent history, English National Opera has consistently done extremely well.
The show curtain was an illustration of the typical Parisian skyline.
Marlis Petersen, the much lauded “Lulu-du-jour,” brought her well-traveled portrayal of Berg’s complex heroine to Chicago Lyric Opera and she alone was almost worth the price of admission.
The transition in Giacomo Puccini’s mature period from one autonomous phase to another (although the two are connected by subtle links) is a fact that has been accepted by operatic…