President of the IOC praises London 2012

The president of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, on Monday said that he was sure the 2012 London Olympics would be able to capture the cosmopolitan spirit of the city. The statement was made as he and other dignitaries were at the Royal Opera House to enjoy an evening of opera and classical ballet. […]

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The Tsar’s Bride Royal Opera House

A villain’s throat is slashed, a heroine is poisoned and goes mad and her lover is executed this all in The Tsar’s Bride, who would have guessed a royal wedding would have been so exhilarating. The 1899 work of Rimsky-Korsakov is now in a new setting in London at the Royal Opera House, and tells […]

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Police and Python opera

The unlikely pairing of The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland and Monty Python legend, Terry Jones will begin performing together in London this Friday. Their pairing will take the form of an operatic double which will be staged by the Royal Opera House’s contemporary department, known as ROH2, in the Linbury Studio Theatre. The two plays, […]

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Royal Opera House, Alice

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, has grown up in many and marvellous ways.  The full-length ballet now playing at London’s Royal Opera House brings Alice and her adventures to the stage in an updated but faithful rendition of the characters and madcap action of the original.  Alice is older, but not too […]

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