Royal Opera House to Re-evaluate Repertoire

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Opera House has announced that it will review its repertoire to reflect the new cultural sensibilities.

In a statement, the company said, “Our repertory contains a raft of work both contemporary and historical. To ensure we present these stories in a way that is suitable and enjoyable for modern audiences, both our artistic companies consult widely to ensure that the Royal Opera House takes account of all cultural sensitivities in its staging, casting, and presentation of much-loved historic works.”

The company has made a commitment to evaluate productions and costumes and will also get rid of any makeup that may be seen as insensitive.

This season the company is set to present “Madama Butterfly,” which was recently put into question by the Boston Lyric Opera.