The Royal Opera House is one of the world’s leading performing arts venues, so there is naturally much interest in the production of the performances. The new Pocket Photo Book from Thames & Hudson has 120 photographs by the landscape photographer Harry Cory Wright “that capture the charm and the splendour of this London landmark”. The photographs capture architect … [Read more...] about The new Royal Opera House Pocket Photobook
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After six months of closure, the Royal Opera House will be opening its doors to the public as part of Open House London weekend, giving visitors a taste of one of the world’s most famous theatres for free. In a specially-curated, socially-distanced programme called ‘Take a Bow’, visitors will be granted access to the Royal Opera House’s two stages: the 1858 Main Stage and … [Read more...] about Royal Opera House opens its doors for the first time in six months
The Royal Opera House has announced its 'Live from Covent Garden' project: a series of three unique performances to be broadcast live via YouTube and Facebook from Covent Garden. The first concert, on 13 June at 7.30 pm, will be hosted by the BBC's Anita Rani and the Royal Opera House's Director of Music, Antonio Pappano. A select group of musicians, artists and performers … [Read more...] about Royal Opera House announces its first live performances since lockdown
The conductor Nello Santi has died at 88. He last worked at La Scala in November 2017, when he was 86, conducting Nabucco. He was born in 1931 in Adria in the Veneto region. He was the director of Zurich Opera from 1958 to 1969. In 1960, Santi conducted the Wiener Philharmoniker for Don Carlo in Salzburg with Boris Christoff and Ettore Bastianini. At The Royal Opera House in … [Read more...] about Conductor Nello Santi – who conducted 401 performances at The Met – has died at 88
December 2019 UPDATE: Colleagues support Vittorio Grigolo as he replies to being fired by the Royal Opera House and the Met In a video to his fans, Vittorio Grigolo has put forward his version of the story of his alleged groping a colleague onstage while on tour with The Royal Opera. The action led to him being suspended from The Royal Opera and The Metropolitan Opera while … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo: I couldn’t apologise. I was sent home like a killer.