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2012/13 season announced: Opera and Music

Details of the new season, which features six new productions.

By Royal Opera House

14 March 2012 at 10.16am | 65 Comments

Opera and music productions to be staged as part of the 2012/13 season have now been announced. Beginning in September with a revival of The Ring Cycle - which sold out on the first day of booking - the season features six new productions including stagings by Royal Opera directors Kasper Holten and John Fulljames. The season also includes celebrations of the Verdi and Wagner bicentenaries, as well as six operas screened internationally as part of the Royal Opera House Cinema season.

Updated 22 April 2012: You can now watch Kasper Holten and Kevin O'Hare talk about highlights of the Royal Opera House 2012/13 season

Aside from The Ring Cycle, tickets are not yet available with booking details yet to be announced. For more information, please register your details.

Opera and music

All main stage unless detailed

* = New production

Der Ring des Nibelungen Richard Wagner
Dir: Keith Warner  Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast: Bryn Terfel (Wotan/Wanderer), Stig Anderson (Loge), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Sarah Connolly (Fricka),Maria Radner (Erda), Simon O'Neill (Siegmund), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), John Tomlinson (Hunding/Hagen), Susan Bullock (Brünnhilde), Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Peter Coleman-Wright (Gunther/Donner), Rachel Willis-Sørensen  (Gutrune), Mihoko Fujimura (Waltraute (Götterdämmerung)), Ann Petersen (Freia), Iain Paterson (Fasolt), Eric Halfvarson (Fafner), Andrew Rees (Froh)
Cycle One 24 | 26 | 29 Sept | 1 Oct
Cycle Two 2 | 4 | 7 | 9 Oct
Cycle Three 16 | 18 | 21 | 24 Oct
Cycle Four 26 | 28 | 31 Oct | 2 Nov

In the Locked Room/Ghost Patrol Huw Watkins/Stuart MacRae
Music Theatre Wales/Linbury Studio Theatre (London premiere)
Dir: Michael McCarthy, Matthew Richardson  Cond: Michael Rafferty
27 | 28 | 29 Sept

Albert Herring Benjamin Britten
English Touring Opera/Linbury Studio Theatre
Dir: Christopher Rolls  Cond: Michael Rosewell
4 | 6 | 10 Oct

Christ lag in Todes Banden/The Emperor of Atlantis Johann Sebastian Bach/Viktor Ullmann
English Touring Opera/Linbury Studio Theatre
Dir: James Conway  Cond: Peter Selwyn.
5 | 12 Oct

The Lighthouse Peter Maxwell Davies
English Touring Opera/Linbury Studio Theatre
Dir: Theodore Huffman  Cond: Geoffrey Paterson
11 | 13 Oct

L’elisir d’amore Gaetano Donizetti
Dir: Laurent Pelly  Cond: Bruno Campanella
Cast: Aleksandra Kurzak (Adina), Roberto Alagna (Nemorino - 13, 16, 20, 23, 28 Nov; 1, 4 Dec), Stefan Pop (Nemorino - 7 Dec), Fabio Capitanucci (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Doctor Dulcamara), Susana Gaspar (Giannetta)
13 | 16 | 20 | 23 | 28 Nov
1 | 4 | 7 Dec

Bravo Figaro Mark Thomas
ROH2/Linbury Studio Theatre
Dir: Hamish Pirie.
29 | 30 Nov

Robert le diable* Giacomo Meyerbeer
Dir: Laurent Pelly. Cond: Daniel Oren.
Cast: Bryan Hymel (Robert), John Relyea (Bertram), Jean-François Borras (Raimbaut), Marina Poplavskaya (Alice), TBC (Isabelle), Nicolas Courjal (Alberti)
6 | 9 mat | 12 | 15 | 18 | 21 Dec

La bohème  Giacomo Puccini
Dir: John Copley. Cond. Mark Elder/Alexander Joel.
Cast:Rolando Villazón (Rodolfo - Dec; 3, 7, 10 Jan), Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo - 5, 18 Jan), Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo - 16 mat, 18, 27 Feb; 2 mat, 5 Mar), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo - 9, 12 Mar), Maija Kovalevska (Mimì - Dec; Jan), Anita Hartig (Mimì - 16 mat, 18, 27 Feb; 2 mat, 5 Mar), Hibla Gerzmava (Mimì - 9, 12 Mar), Stefania Dovhan (Musetta - Dec; 3, 5, 7, 10 Jan), Sonya Yoncheva (Musetta - Feb; Mar), Audun Iversen (Marcello - Dec; Jan), Gabriele Viviani (Feb; Mar)
17 | 20 | 22 Dec
3 | 5 | 7 | 10 | 18 Jan
16 mat | 18 | 27 Feb
2 mat | 5 | 9 | 12 Mar

The Minotaur Harrison Birtwistle
Dir: Stephen Langridge  Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast: Christine Rice (Ariadne), Johan Reuter (Theseus), John Tomlinson (The Minotaur), Elisabeth Meister (Ker), Andrew Watts (Snake Priestess), Alan Oke (Hiereus)
17 | 21 | 24 | 26 | 28 Jan

Eugene Onegin* Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Dir: Kasper Holten  Cond: Robin Ticciati
Cast: Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana), Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin), Elena Maximova (Olga), Pavol Breslik (Lensky), Peter Rose (Prince Gremin), Diana Montague (Madame Larina), Kathleen Wilkinson (Filipyevna)
4 | 6 | 9 | 11 | 14 | 16 | 20 Feb

Written on Skin* George Benjamin
Dir: Katie Mitchell  Cond: George Benjamin
Cast:Christopher Purves (Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnès), Bejun Mehta (First Angel/Boy), Victoria Simmonds (Second Angel/Marie), Allan Clayton (Third Angel/John)
8 | 11 | 16 | 18 | 22 Mar

Tosca Giacomo Puccini
Dir: Jonathan Kent   Cond: Maurizio Benini/Daniel Oren
Cast: Massimo Giordano (Mario Cavaradossi - 2, 4, 6, 13, 16 mat Mar), Yonghoon Lee (Mario Cavaradossi - 20, 23, 26 Mar), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Mario Cavaradossi - Jul), Amanda Echalaz (Floria Tosca - 2, 4, 6, 13, 16 mat Mar), Kristine Opolais (Floria Tosca - 20, 23, 26 Mar), Martina Serafin (Floria Tosca - Jul), Michael Volle (Baron Scarpia - Mar), Scott Hendricks (Baron Scarpia - Jul)
2 | 4 | 6 | 13 | 16 mat | 20 | 23 | 26 March
9 | 12 | 15 | 18 | 20 Jul

Nabucco* Giuseppe Verdi
Dir: Daniele Abbado  Cond: Nicola Luisotti
Cast: Leo Nucci (Nabucco - 30 Mar; 1, 4, 6, 8 Apr), Plácido Domingo (Nabucco - 15, 20, 23, 26 Apr), Andrea Carè (Ismaele), Vitalij Kowaljow (Zaccaria), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Marianna Pizzolato (Fenena)
30 March
1 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 15 | 20 | 23 | 26 Apr

Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dir: David McVicar  Cond: Julia Jones
Cast: Ekaterina Siurina (Pamina - Apr), Sophie Bevan (Pamina - May), Charles Castronovo (Tamino - Apr), Andrew Staples (Tamino - May), Christopher Maltman (Papageno - Apr), Simon Keenlyside (Papageno - May), Susana Gaspar (Papagena), Albina Shagimuratova (Queen of the Night), Brindley Sherratt (Sarastro - Apr), Sebastian Holecek (The Speaker), Peter Hoare (Monostatos - Apr)
16 | 18 | 22 | 24 | 27 | 29 Apr
3 | 7 | 9 May

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter David Bruce
Co-commissioned by The Opera Group and ROH2, co-produced by The Opera Group and Opera North, in association with ROH2 and Watford Palace Theatre/Linbury Studio Theatre (London premiere)
Dir: John Fulljames Cond: TBC.
April

Don Carlo Giuseppe Verdi
Dir: Nicholas Hytner  Cond: Antonio Pappano
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlos - 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 May), Roberto Aronica (Don Carlos - 21, 25 May) Anja Harteros (Elizabeth of Valois), Mariusz Kwiecien (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Christine Rice (Princess Eboli), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II), Eric Halfvarson (The Grand Inquisitor)
4 | 8 | 11 | 15 | 18 | 21 | 25 May

La donna del lago Gioachino Rossini
Dir: John Fulljames  Cond: Michele Mariotti
Cast: Joyce DiDonato (Elena), Juan Diego Flórez (Uberto), Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm), Simon Orfila (Douglas), Colin Lee (Rodrigo - May; 4 Jun), Michael Spyres (Rodrigo - 7, 11 Jun)
17 | 20 | 23 | 27 | 31 May
4 | 7 | 11 Jun

The Imporantance of Being Earnest Gerald Barry
Dir: Ramin Gray Cond: Tim Murray
Cast: Paul Curievici (John Worthing), Alan Ewing (Lady Bracknell), Stephanie Marshall (Gwendolen), Benedict Nelson (Algernon), Hilary Summers (Miss Prism), Simon Wilding (Merriman/Lane), Ida Falk Winland (Cecily)
14 | 15 | 17 | 18 | 20 | 21 | Jun

Gloriana* Benjamin Britten
Dir: Richard Jones  Cond: Paul Daniel
Cast: Susan Bullock (Elizabeth I), Toby Spence (Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex), Patricia Bardon (Frances Devereux, Countess of Essex), Mark Stone (Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy), Kate Royal (Penelope, Lady Rich), Peter Coleman-Wright (Sir Robert Cecil), Clive Bayley (Sir Walter Raleigh), Ben Bevan (Henry Cuffe), Brindley Sherratt (Blind Ballad Singer)
20 | 22 | 24 | 29 Jun
4 | 6 Jul

Simon Boccanegra  (1881 Version) Giuseppe Verdi
Dir: Elijah Moshinsky  Cond: Antonio Pappano/Christopher Willis
Cast: Thomas Hampson (Simon Boccanegra), Hibla Gerzmava (Amelia Grimaldi), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacopo Fiesco), Russell Thomas (Gabriel Adorno), Dimitri Platanias (Paolo Albiani), Jihoon Kim (Pietro)
27 Jun
1 | 3 | 10 | 13 | 16 Jul

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Concert
30 Jun

La rondine Giacomo Puccini
Dir: Nicholas Joël  Cond: Marco Armiliato
Cast: Angela Gheorghiu (Magda de Civry - 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 Jul), Ermonela Jaho (13 mat, 20 mat, 21 Jul), Charles Castronovo (Ruggero Lastouc - 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 Jul), Atalla Ayan (Ruggero Lastouc - 13 MAT, 20MAT, 21 Jul)Sabina Puértolas (Lisette), Edgardas Montvidas (Prunier), Pietro Spagnoli (Rambaldo Fernandez)
5 | 8 | 11 | 13 mat | 14 | 17 | 20 mat | 21 Jul

The Cancticles Benjamin Britten
Dir: Neil Bartlett, Paule Constable
Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Benedict Nelson (Baritone), Richard Watkins (Horn), Sally Pryce (Harp), Julius Drake (piano)
10 | 11 | 12 July

Capriccio in Concert Richard Strauss
Cond: Andrew Davis
Cast: Renée Fleming (Countess Madeleine), Christian Gerhaher (Olivier), Joseph Kaiser (Flamand), Peter Rose (La Roche), Bo Skovhus (The Count), Christine Rice (Clairon), Mary Plazas and Barry Banks (Italian singers)
19 | 21 mat Jul

Please note all details are subject to change.

By Royal Opera House

14 March 2012 at 10.16am

This article has been categorised Music, Opera and tagged announcement, Music, new season, opera, season announcement

This article has 65 comments

  1. now we are waiting for the cast ...

  2. Llyr Carvana responded on 14 March 2012 at 11:15am Reply

    Full performance of Robert le diable or heavily cut so we get out by midnight?

    • Ian Chaplin responded on 3 April 2012 at 11:40am

      The season guide suggests 4 and a half hours.

    • Colin responded on 5 May 2012 at 9:44pm

      A stupid remark. A Meyerbeer is best performed complete is prteferable as it gives you what Meyerbeer intended you to hear and see. A cut performance seems longer and disjointed. Also a full performance last about three and a half hours with an interval or two, so it is no longer that a performance of Lohengrin.

    • Llyr Carvana responded on 28 June 2012 at 1:58pm

      sorry, you misunderstood me: that was a very tongue-in-cheek comment. I loathe cuts in French grand opera, musicians wouldn't do it for Wagner so why Meyerbeer. Or Halevy considering cuts made in la Juive a few years ago.

  3. John Braue responded on 14 March 2012 at 11:21am Reply

    Can those operas to be relayed internationally be identified?

  4. Hariclea responded on 14 March 2012 at 1:25pm Reply

    However much i love this house i have to point out that this is only sligtly more than a list of titles, by no means is this a full announcement. Why can't we have, for a house of this reputation and profile, a decent online brochure with all cast details and nice background, as well as a list of what of this season will also be relayed in cinemas, since this would be a good opportunity to also raise the profile of that activity.

    We know there will be a full annual season guide available, but it would be more professional to have this published at the same time with the press announcement. I'd rather wait a while longer but have things done properly.

    And for the furture you may also want to avoid friends booking days for the announcement. After all they will be among the main interested parties in these news and today there is too much going on. And it added to the stress on an already streched page and server, which was not very pleasant. Things like that should be kept apart so that they don't take away from the good news about the new season :-)

  5. Selina Gellert responded on 14 March 2012 at 2:27pm Reply

    I was lucky enough to see this Donna del Largo at La Scala. It is wonderful and boasts Juan Diego Florez and Joyce di Donato.

    • Joel responded on 23 March 2012 at 5:19pm

      I also saw the Donna del lago in Milan and am anxious to see it again . And CG is very lucky to have Daniela Barcelona in it also.

  6. Max Jones responded on 14 March 2012 at 5:44pm Reply

    Hariclea is spot on - I can already see three or four performances I would like to see, but what's the cast? which ones will be broadcast to cinema? etc etc - contrast this announcement with the Met's new season, and it just looks so amateurish by comparison.

  7. Stuart Melling responded on 14 March 2012 at 9:44pm Reply

    Too many I want to see and not enough money! Flute, Tosca! Onegin particularly exciting!

  8. Kasper Holten responded on 14 March 2012 at 9:59pm Reply

    Hello all, thanks for the comments. Will talk to our team about getting more information out immediately, and our new web site which is coming soon will also hopefully make things much more clear and accessible. In the meantime, the press release is here: http://www.roh.org.uk/pressandmedia/pressreleases.aspx
    It has some casting info, and it lists the cinema titles (Troyens, La Boheme, Eugene Onegin, Nabucco, Donna del Lago and Gloriana). I hope - despite the lack of info available today - that you think the programme is an interesting mix. All best, Kasper Holten (Director of Opera)

  9. John Davies responded on 15 March 2012 at 11:21am Reply

    Looks like a superb season - very well done ROH.
    So many exciting evenings and great castings.
    I sometimes think some of the critics are just critical for the sake of it - I thought the recent Nozze di Figaro was a perfect example - fantastic cast - outstanding Figaro - superb balance from Sir Antonio and yet needless comments from some! Let's praise ROH it is a world leader.
    Well done everyone.

  10. Margherita Pisanu responded on 15 March 2012 at 11:24am Reply

    No Hvorostosvsky this season! :(

    • Max Jones responded on 15 March 2012 at 7:22pm

      Lot's of interesting things, but the absence of Hvorostosvsky - real shame.

  11. Eugenio Refini responded on 15 March 2012 at 1:21pm Reply

    Great season! Can't wait to attend as many performances as possible. The ROH is a world leader indeed. Many thanks for this.

  12. Hariclea responded on 15 March 2012 at 2:07pm Reply

    Thanks very much ROH&KH for the prompt response and the details, scrumptious! Happy to say once again i wouldn't want to be in any other place than London, still the best season out there :-)
    Crossing fingers for the new site to work well and do let us test it for your before rolling it out :-)) I'm sure plenty of us will be happy to lend a hand:-)

  13. Michael de Navarro responded on 15 March 2012 at 4:03pm Reply

    and when, if we are truly a great international house, will we be allowed to see a complete Wagner performance from Nina Stemme again? preferably as Brunnhilde. I am sure Susan Bullock will be good, and it is excellent to nurture British singers, but although I retain an open mind until the autumn, I doubt she will ever be one of the true greats. Stemme's Isolde here and earlier at Glyndebourne and her Elizabeth in Paris last year demonstrate that she is, and the reviews of her Brunnhildes round the world suggest her Brunnhilde is in the same class. Or can't we afford her?

  14. Derek Bryanton responded on 15 March 2012 at 8:10pm Reply

    It's scandalous that the great Renee Fleming appears in only two performances next season given that she hasn't appeared at all this season at Covent Garden. Other opera houses that are arguably less highly regarded in terms of artistic and musical standards in Paris and Vienna, seem to have no trouble in engaging her for several performances of a major role season after season. London is the music capital of the world and deserves to see more of Renee Fleming, especially at Covent Garden.

  15. tina maxwell responded on 15 March 2012 at 8:49pm Reply

    good to see more and more British singers

  16. Sarah Morris responded on 15 March 2012 at 10:56pm Reply

    Looking forward to Roland Villazon (La Boheme) Jonas Kaufman (Don Carlo) and various Simon Keenlyside. However, never taken to Roberto Allagna and refer to OPera Now of L'elisir D'more whch I saw on holiday with Gardar Thor Cortes (Opera Now review said "The Ideal Nemorino with an Italianate timbre) Why haven't we seen him yet ? Apparently doing La Boheme shortly in Reykjavik

    • Francis L. responded on 23 March 2012 at 5:59pm

      On the contrary, I am getting tired of the Don Carlo with Kaufmann, he has been doing it a lot. Whereas I am more interested in the L'Elisir with Alagna, who hasn't sung Nemorino in a very long time; though I would have preferred seeing Alagna in Les Troyens, he is so good in French opera.

    • David Gifford responded on 10 October 2012 at 3:53pm

      Surprised to see Roberto Aronica is singing two performances of Don Carlos. Saw him sing Pinkerton at Teatro Massimo, Palermo last month (just went to see the theatre if truth be told) and he sang fortissimo the whole time; real 'can belto' school. Audience loved him, but then they also loved Daniella Desi who was truly dreadful.

  17. Peter Erdos responded on 16 March 2012 at 10:17am Reply

    Basically a good season and some exciting casts to look forward to. But WHY, oh WHY the interminable number of Bohemes and Toscas???????

  18. John Brett responded on 16 March 2012 at 11:21am Reply

    Far too much Italian - no Janacek, only a Richard Strauss concert performance and the Ring - come on, lets have a better balance than this.

  19. Joni responded on 17 March 2012 at 3:50pm Reply

    ring cycle. Same cast. Same terrible Simon o Neil. Just can't believe roh cast him again after the first time he sang like a duck. Can't they find a proper cast and hopefully a better one than this. Its sold out so I don't think money would be a problem.
    The rest seem nice programing. But lack of innovation. Too many Italians. Boring boring...especially with Angela geoegchiu in la rondine. Ohhjj so vanilla...

    • Damian responded on 29 August 2012 at 1:04pm

      Except that Angela Gheorghiu won't sing many performances... she'll cry off with a cracked nail or some such excuse. Four times she's been billed to sing at a production I've booked tickets for - four times I've seen a different soprano in the role (usually, IMHO, an improvement). I don't know why ROH bother to book her, as she's so unreliable. No wonder they've got another soprano to split the roles - but I bet Miss Jaho ends up doing the majority of the performances...

  20. Brandon responded on 20 March 2012 at 10:03am Reply

    So happy to know that Jonas Kaufmann will be back in London for Don Carlo. He was fantastic in Munich last january and I hope to be able to book online from Paris for May 2013 !

  21. Jonathan Meldrum responded on 22 March 2012 at 10:21pm Reply

    I look forward to the Bach ROH2 event, Meyerbeer, Strauss, Britten, and the newcomers, but think it a shame there will only be one baroque ticket this year! After the blissful musicality of Niobe and La Isola Disabitata over the past 2 years, it seems a shame you're devoting Covent Garden to all this schmaltzy middle-of-the-road latterday Italiana.

  22. The usual ho hum.

    More Wagner. No thanks.

    Opera didn't exist before 1800.

    My wallet stays emptied by tickets to ENO and Glyndebourne.

  23. Stuart Fenwick responded on 10 April 2012 at 11:25pm Reply

    I am beyond excitement with the inclusion of La Rondine. One particular aria from the opera is my mum's favourite, and I have been waiting years for a production. Look forward to hearing of when tickets are available to book.

  24. Damian responded on 8 May 2012 at 8:24pm Reply

    Gosh - how strikingly dull. Some tired old productions of Flute, la Boheme and Tosca; revivals of works that no-one wants to see like Minotaur; but only a few genuinely new things. Sadly, the ENO selection is just as dull next season too...

  25. Stephen Moore responded on 20 May 2012 at 11:15am Reply

    Agree with Damian about the dullness of the ROH 2012/13 season but do you really consider the ENO selection 'dull'? Operas by Martinu, Handel, Vaughan Williams and Charpentier. Challenging productions of classics by Peter Konwitschny and Calixto Bieito - the sort of directors never employed by the ROH in case it upsets the sponsers. None of it strikes me as 'dull'. Sorry.

    • Damian responded on 29 August 2012 at 12:58pm

      I have been a little harsh on ENO - I think it was seeing one half of their program (Carmen, La traviata, Mikado - again!! - Don Giovanni, The Barber, Magic Flute) rather than noticing the good things. I'll certainly look forward to Julius Caesar, Julietta and Medea at the Colly though.
      Odd how both ENO and ROH are putting on Magic Flute next year. It's a bit like all the London choirs deciding to do Messiah in the same season - very poor planning.

  26. Gillian Wakeley responded on 11 June 2012 at 4:33pm Reply

    I am looking forward to 'Eugene Onegin' especially since the 2010 Bolshoi production was so hugely disappointing.
    Tchaikovsky would have wept!

  27. Mark Bennett responded on 14 June 2012 at 10:26pm Reply

    Albert Herring! My very first experience of opera and something I haven't seen in 35 years. Can't wait until October, in the vain hope that the first flush of youth will return with the opening bars (although I suspect it won't!!)

  28. Malcolm Horsman responded on 18 June 2012 at 6:34pm Reply

    When oh when can I hear Rienzi in a British Opera House? What's the problem? One of the greatest of overtures.

  29. When does booking open for Supporting Friends for Period 2? July? Thanks in anticipation of reply.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 27 June 2012 at 3:22pm

      Hi,

      Supporting friends booking for the Winter season is on Friday 7 September 2012.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      Social Media Manager

  30. Dagmar Mansson responded on 6 July 2012 at 9:18am Reply

    When does booking period 3 for Supporting Friends open? And why don't you put the booking periods on the new web page? I have to plan ahead and take a day off work to be sure to get my tickets!

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 6 July 2012 at 6:53pm

      Spring booking opens for Supporting Friends on Friday 23 November. We are currently modelling how we display the booking days and they will appear more prominently on the website in the not too distant future.

  31. Yvonne Ward responded on 10 July 2012 at 9:45pm Reply

    Delighted to see Christian Gerhaher in Cappricio.

    Wish we could have Pelleas and Melisande, with Gerhaher and Christiane Karg who are doing this in Frankfurt.

    We have so few German singers. When are we going to get Klaus Florian Vogt?

  32. walter responded on 29 August 2012 at 1:02pm Reply

    Good morning!
    please, can I have a autographed pictures of the Maestro Sir Antonio Pappano ? I'd be very happy!
    many thanks and best regards

    walter bionaz
    fraz. grange n. 4
    11020 brissogne aosta italy

  33. Christof Anders responded on 28 September 2012 at 6:29pm Reply

    I can't understand why so many people at ROH performances find it necessary to cough out loud at such inopportune moments? It's inconsiderate to both singers and other audience members especially when it is perfectly possible to muffle a cough with a handkerchief or scarf rather than barking down the back of someones neck. If the RO can make announcements about switching off mobile phones they should include a request to suppress coughing, like they do at RFH. It can ruin an aria and puts one off wanting to attend live perfomances.

  34. Henrik Bjerre responded on 5 October 2012 at 9:11pm Reply

    Ladies/ Sirs
    As a foreign visitor I consider to go to the CG Opera House on Novenber 21nd. Would you please tell me what the fairly smart title "Mixed Concerto" is covering - some singing and/or some ballet dancing? And especially what kind of music?
    Thanks in advance.

  35. Gerhard responded on 23 October 2012 at 8:24pm Reply

    I intend travelling all the way from South Africa in July to see La Rondine & Tosca. Can anybody tell me whether they will be traditional productions? What I mean is that there is a trend these days in Europe to produce operas in modernistic, minimal or vulgar style. If so, I'll have to reconsider.

  36. Stuart Shaw responded on 14 November 2012 at 8:03pm Reply

    Will you be having Cavalleria Rusticana on at any time or can you advise where it is in production please?

  37. Angela Cassels responded on 20 November 2012 at 10:42pm Reply

    Where's Mr Handel?

    • Anna responded on 26 November 2012 at 5:56pm

      Mr Handel is often busy at other London venues, notably English National Opera, where he is produced in excellent fashion and enjoyed by many

  38. Liyr Carvana is wrong.I have audio recordings of Gottammerung where cuts are made in longg narrative passages, if you follow the libretto you will find them.

  39. Scully responded on 9 January 2013 at 1:27pm Reply

    Thanks for all the Boheme and Tosca but when are we likely to see Manon Lescaut? A much forgotten but beautiful opera.

  40. when will phantom of the opera, (andrew lloyd webber) b showing?

    • Bill Potts responded on 26 February 2013 at 1:01pm

      I would prefer no AL Webber to be on at the ROH, but realise others will take a different view. My regret is that no Gilbert & Sullivan is performed there.

  41. naomi layish responded on 11 February 2013 at 2:48pm Reply

    Too many revivals, too few new voices, programmes not to compare with the Met. To judge by Onegin (largely miscast, appalling production) the Pappano/Holten duo is a disaster.

    • Sean O'Byrne responded on 28 March 2013 at 8:26pm

      Totally agree. The new Met season shows what can be done as does the WNO - at last. At least we have Pape in Parsifal. There may be a few nuggets in the new season but it's swings and roundabouts. Might have to wait a few years for ROH to become interesting again and remember that basically it is in showbiz.

  42. Shirley Stanley responded on 6 March 2013 at 7:48am Reply

    I have always wanted to see die fledermaus on New Year's Eve at the House...is this likely to happen this year or next?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 6 March 2013 at 9:31pm

      Hi Shirley

      We will be announcing our 2013/14 space soon so keep an eye on the website for details of what's coming up.

      Best

      Ellen

  43. Simon responded on 13 March 2013 at 12:05pm Reply

    Can you please explain the appalling lack of ticket availability for the Friends March booking period. There were no tickets available for Britten's canticles and extremely limited choices for Capriccio and La rondine despite my booking on the dot of 10 am. What is the value in being a Friend if a reasonable choice of tickets are not held back for us?

    • Susan Fisher (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 13 March 2013 at 12:53pm

      We are delighted that our website was able to accommodate the extremely high number of bookers online for the Friends summer on-sale days yesterday and today. We understand that some people may have been disappointed not to get tickets for popular productions or productions in the Linbury Studio Theatre in particular due to its smaller capcity.

      The capacity of our online sales is increased and as such productions can sell out very quickly. Please note a small number of tickets will be made available at the time of public booking on 9 April. We always recommend visiting our website at regular intervals as tickets do get returned. Thank you for your support.

  44. Sean O'Byrne responded on 28 March 2013 at 8:05pm Reply

    Thank you so much! I see that Kasper Holten is "re-imagining" Don Giovanni and Christof Loy is being let loose on Ariadne. You have saved me two irritating evenings and £400. My grateful thanks.

  45. I agree totally with the spring season.I have LA RONDINE im dvd directed by GRAHAM VICK great.ILL like to see HAMPSON but i cannot because ill stay in lisbon part of the year.Thanks

  46. H Manser responded on 9 April 2013 at 2:00pm Reply

    Why can't you get just the summer season's productions up from the calandar? Trying to work out what to book is a nightmare as you have to disentangle what is to come from what has already been and what belongs to the Spring season but hasn't happened yet. With the old website it was easy. This one is very user unfriendly

  47. Donald Nott responded on 19 April 2013 at 11:46am Reply

    When can I next expect a performance of Verde's Rigoletto ?

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