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  1. I’m quite new to opera, so far I’ve seen: Tosca (loved it, made me cry), Don Giovanni (very busy and entertaining), L'elisir d'amore (lovely) and The Magic Flute (nice singing, story slight strange, I’m still not quite sure what was going on). I’m booked for La Traviata (favourite opera so far, but not yet seen live) and Rigoletto. Of the others coming up at ROH what’s a newbie going to like? Macbeth or Nabucco? I guess The Marriage of Figaro is a must see? I’ve got a fairly short attention span so nothing too heavy 😄. And I’ll be booking another Tosca. Angela Gheorghiu is one of the few opera singers I’ve heard of 😁, so I guess there’ll be heavy demand for her performances? I appreciate any guidance.
  2. Here's the links for what I've seen so far. Please add more if you see them! Royal Opera English National Opera Welsh National Opera Scottish Opera Opera North Glyndebourne 2023 English Touring Opera (Autumn)
  3. BBC4 (or Four) is having a bit of an opera-related evening this coming Sunday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/guide/bbcfour/20200906
  4. Hi all, I'd love to resell my ticket for the ROH's La Bohème tomorrow, Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020 at 20:00 (8pm). It's a standing ticket W55, at the back of the Amphitheatre and costs £11 (cheapest band for this production). You should be able to see the entire stage and the sound is good up there. It's e-ticket so easily transferable. Thanks, J
  5. Hi hope I've put this in the right place and that it doesn't get overlooked! I'm thinking about starting going to more opera at ROH. However the prices are a lot more than ballet which really restricts me to pretty much the lower/upper slips, as well as SCS tickets (if I can get them!). I have never sat in the lower/upper slips and would be happy to give them a go for opera (and really don't have much choice otherwise...) as unlike ballet I feel you don't need to be centre facing. However my one concern with all the cheap places (slips/SCS, side stalls circle) is can you still see the 'subtitles'. I would find it impossible to follow along without these (I mean I'd get the general gist I'm sure but I don't know opera or italian/french/german well enough to understand what they're saying). In short - is there adequate provision to see 'subtitles' while sitting/standing in the upper/lower slips and stalls circle (standing and at the extreme sides)? Thanks!
  6. I was lucky enough to nab this ticket when booking opened... unfortunately I'm no longer able to go! Ticket for sale is Balcony Left, B1 - standing place. Cost is £20. It's for the 2PM matinee on the 2nd July. Cast includes Kaufmann. Any questions let me know.
  7. Anyone been to this (and indeed the Insight evening)? We have been amusing ourselves finding online comment, here are just a few:- http://seenandheard-international.com/2015/11/haass-morgen-und-abend-is-a-new-existential-opera-exploring-life-and-death/ https://bachtrack.com/review-morgen-und-abend-haas-royal-opera-london-november-2015 https://operabritanniauk.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/haas-morgen-und-abend-royal-opera-house-november-13th-2015/ http://www.musicomh.com/classical/reviews-classical/morgen-und-abend-royal-opera-house-london http://classical-iconoclast.blogspot.nl/2015/11/invisible-theatre-made-visible-morgen.html?m=1 An exceptionally interesting collection of comments, certainly more fun to read than another piece of typing about another Traviata (although a great Traviata can be a wonderful thing - my friends who were at the unexpected Ekaterina Bakanova debut in July said that was one such night)
  8. Just had this in from the Royal Opera House: "We have some exciting news we are delighted to share with you. Working with all our European opera partners we are thrilled to announce a brand new online platform entirely dedicated to streaming live opera for free. The Opera Platform will be available in three languages – English, French and German – and will offer free content, rich in information: full opera performances and extracts; synopses and background material; artist interviews and behind-the scenes documentaries. The Opera Platform is launched with the live transmission from Madrid’s Teatro Real of La traviata tonight, 8 May at 7pm (BST) followed by The Royal Opera’s five starKról Roger streamed live from Covent Garden on Saturday 16 May at 7pm (BST). About Król Roger Saturday 16 May, 7pm Kasper Holten and Antonio Pappano work together on a production for the first time – the Royal Opera premiere of Szymanowski’s complex and thrilling Król Roger, one of the greatest early 20th-century operas. The opera follows King Roger as he struggles to reconcile his intellect and his desires, and is provoked by the hedonistic teachings of a mysterious Shepherd to undergo a journey of self-discovery. Make sure you don’t miss Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecień in the title role as the conflicted King Roger of Sicily, performing in his native tongue. This is a role that could almost have been written to highlight his rich, dark, dramatic baritone, and one that he has sung to great acclaim worldwide. 'a major triumph' – The Daily Telegraph ***** To watch opera for free on The Opera Platform and find out what else is coming up visit www.theoperaplatform.eu Live Content from the Royal Opera House The Opera Platform is a fantastic new addition to the many ways Royal Opera House audiences can access opera and ballet without attending a performance at Covent Garden. Now in its 28th year, the BP Big Screens are still going strong with 23 different locations across the UK screening live opera and ballet this summer. Don’t forget that there are two more live cinema screenings as part of our 2015 Live Cinema series with a screen in every region across the globe. " http://www.theoperaplatform.eu/en?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015_May_Opera_Europa&utm_content=version_A&emailsource=23771 Perhaps someone will eventually get around to doing something similar for dance? I do hope so.
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