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2019 / 2020 Season

operandbeyond

The power of Musical and Classic Theatre from the World’s Great Stages.
Introduced by David Langlois

Monday, September 23 at 7.30 pm – Amazing Grace 

Saturday, October 19 at 2 pm – Madama Butterfly, Royal Opera

Saturday, November 16 at 2.00 pm – The Tempest, Stratford

Saturday, December 7 at 2.00 pm – The Nutcracker, Bolshoi Ballet

2020

January 11, La Boheme, Royal Opera

February 8, Giselle, Royal Ballet

March 30, Otello, Royal Opera

April 11, Messiah

 

La bohème  Saturday, January 11, 2.00 pm     

Stage Director, Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve. Music Director Antonio Pappano captures the depth of Puccini’s score, one of his most beautiful, with highlights including Rodolfo and Mimì’s introductory arias and love duet and the ebullient music for the chorus and soloists in the Paris Café. La bohème is currently one of the best-loved operas worldwide, and the opera most performed at the Royal Opera House.

 

Why do we show opera? Because it is unique in the theatre arts: comedy, tragedy, pathos, life, love, death, loss, passion, joy and anger – all in a single art form that comes closest to expressing pure emotion. The combination of dramatic narrative, stagecraft and music, and especially the range and vulnerability of the human voice, is unparalleled by any other. Come and share with us this most wonderful of human talents. David Langlois