Best Covent Garden Opera and Dance this spring
A fiery triple bill, a guest appearance by Scottish Ballet, and four operatic tragedies. Booking opens 9AM, Wed 29 Jan
The Royal Opera House series of Janácek operas continues with the first production for nearly 20 years of the searing opera that takes its name from its central character, a young woman rejected by one man, harmed by another and let down by the woman who should protect her and her baby. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski (pictured).
Glasgow-based Scottish Ballet is a remarkable medium-sized company with wide horizons. Modelled on similar European troupes, its repertoire mixes established works, specially commissioned pieces, and works bought in. This rare London guest appearance includes Sophie Laplane's Sibilo (pictured).Read more ...
Wayne McGregor’s 2011 Live Fire Exercise, set to Michael Tippet’s Fantasia Concertante on a Theme by Corelli, illustrates the choreographer’s endless fascination with science. Also danced, the Balanchine classic Prodigal Son of 1929 and Christopher Wheeldon's elegant Corybantic Games (pictured).Read more ...
Cav and Pag is the affectionate abbreviation for Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, two short, intense and moving operas in the great Italian verismo tradition. Ordinary lives are turned upside down by love and jealousy, in this unmissable, award-winning double bill.Read more ...
Choreographer Wayne McGregor (pictured) collaborates with composer Thomas Adès and artist Tacita Dean in a promising new, multimedia staging of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Written in the 14th century, it describes the poet’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise and the myriad characters he meets on the way.Read more ...
Catch two of the greatest operatic sopranos singing today when Richard Strauss's shattering opera is staged in a new production by director Christof Loy. Swedish Nina Stemme (pictured) and Finnish Karita Mattila are the compelling double act, as a vengeful daughter and scheming mother.Read more ...
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