Royal Opera House 2023-24 Review: ‘Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci’

(Photo: Marc Brenner) They go together like cookies and milk…like bacon and eggs…like Adam and Eve! Nooooooo! Not “Cav” and “Pag,” as the fans insist on calling the operas, but Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak! The golden couple, currently on at the Royal Opera House in “Cavalleria Rusticana,” consolidated their positions as world class artists here with spellbinding performances from {…}

Royal Opera House 2021-22 Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

(Credit: Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House) Double-crossing, licentiousness, and the sad demise of a once popular showman: that was all going on down the road in Westminster while the Royal Opera House revived Damiano Michieletto’s double bill of “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” Sightings of former prime minister Theresa May and former Johnson ally Michael Gove – himself ignominiously sacked by Johson {…}

Anna Pirozzi, Asmik Grigorian, Karita Mattila, Salome Jicia Headline Royal Opera House’s Fall 2021 Streaming Slate

(Credit: Clive Barda / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL) The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has announced an autumn streaming program as part of its 2021-22 season. The company will present productions of “The Magic Flute,” “Macbeth,” and “Jenufa” as well as such ballets as “Giselle,” and “The Dante Project.” Additionally, the company will also stream the Irish National Opera’s {…}

DVD Review: Dutch National Opera’s ‘I Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana’

Naxos has recently released the new production of Robert Carsen’s “I Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana,” which opened the 2019/20 season at the Dutch National Opera. It is a new development, as historically it has been Opus Arte which release Amsterdam’s operatic DVDs. Opus Arte always included interesting footage from rehearsals and interviews with the cast and creative team in their DVDs. Naxos {…}

Enea Scala, Michael Fabiano, Corinne Winters, Barbara Hannigan, Davinia Rodriguez, Stéphanie d’Oustrac Lead La Monnaie’s 2021-22 Season

(Photo Credits: In Art Management / © Jiyang Chen / Gillian Riesen / © Raphael Brand / LA Opera official website / © Jean-Baptiste Millot) La Monnaie De Munt has announced its new 2021-22 season, consisting of 12 operas and seven recitals. Here is the full slate. Operas Kris Defoort and Peter van Kraaij’s opera “The time of our singing” {…}

Francesco Meli, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko Headline Royal Opera House’s New #OurHousetoYourHouse Series on Sky Arts

The Royal Opera House is set to launch #OurHousetoYourHouse, a virtual program that will bring Friday premieres and screenings on Sky Arts every Friday. The program will launch on Sept. 18 with Barrie Kosky’s production of “Carmen” starring Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, and Kostas Smoriginas. It will be followed by the Royal Ballet’s “Dances at a Gathering” on Sept. 25 {…}