Tamerlano: Handel at the Royal Opera House, London

Handel’s Tamerlano, in the production by Graham Vick, is well known, but its run at the Royal Opera House is unusual because many of the cast are creating the roles…

Kurt Streit takes on Tamerlano, Royal Opera House, London

Kurt Streit is singing Bazajet in all performances of Handel’s Tamerlano at the Royal Opera House, London. Placido Domingo, who was to have sung five of the seven performances, pulled…

Der Rosenkavalier – Royal Opera House, London

In dark, damp December we need good cheer, and Der Rosenkavalier at the Royal Opera House, delivers colour and spectacle. in abundance. It’s a revival of the John Schlesinger production…

Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes — Baroque Hyperbole

Thomas Arne’s masterpiece, Artaxerxes, was a huge hit after its 1762 debut. Yet the work is now a rarity. This spectacular performance at the Linbury Studio Theatre, will certainly raise…

Ruxandra Donose stars in L’heure Espagnole at the Royal Opera House

Ruxandra Donose sings ConcepciÛn in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnoie in a double bill with Gianni Schicchi at the Royal Opera House. ConcepciÛn is an unusual personality, so Miss Donose’s characterization is…

The Truth about Love — unusual new work by young American singer and composer.

Steven Ebel is a young American, and a member of the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, which nurtures young singers and theater artists, and commissioned this unusual…