Performer in Royal Opera’s ‘Das Rheingold’ Fires Back at Financial Times Critic for Ageist Comment

(Credit: Monika Rittershaus/Royal Opera House) Opera actor Rose Knox-Peebles is firing back at the Financial Times following a review of “Das Rheingold” at the Royal Opera House. After the opening night, Richard Fairman, critic for the Financial Times, wrote, “Erda, the earth goddess, is also on stage the whole evening, played by Rose Knox-Peebles and made up to look quite {…}

The Royal Opera To Stage Mark-Anthony Turnage’s ‘Coraline’ Adaptation

The Royal Opera has announced Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new stagework “Coraline,” an opera for family audiences due for premiere at the Barbican Theatre in March 2018. The opera will be an adaptation of the much-loved classic fantasy tale by Neil Gaiman. Aletta Collins will stage the opera with Sian Edwards conducting the Britten Sinfonia. It will be a co-production with Opéra de Lille, Victorian {…}

Angela Gheorghiu Celebrates Her 25th Anniversary At The Royal Opera House

Angela Gheorghiu celebrated her 25th anniversary and 150th performance at the Royal Opera on Feb. 7, opening night of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” The occasion marked the first revival of the 2010 production, which Gheorghiu opened alongside Jonas Kaufmann and Olga Borodina. A favorite of the Royal Opera House,  Gheorghiu had her big breakthrough in the house and around the world when she sang Violetta {…}