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Gallery: The Royal Opera rehearsing L’isola disabitata

A glimpse into rehearsals for Rodula Gaitanou's production ahead of its staging at Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

5 April 2013 at 6.06pm | 1 Comment

About as far away as you can get from the desert island of the opera's title, a community centre in South London was the recent venue for rehearsals of Joseph Haydn's L'isola disabitata. The baroque opera will be performed by four artists, including three former Jette Parker Young Artists, at the Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania, Australia this month.

L'isola disabitata tells the tale of two sisters - Costanza and Silvia - who are marooned on a desert island. When Costanza's husband Gernando and his friend Enrico arrive to find the two women, bitter recriminations ensue.

The trip to Australia will see a revival of the production that had its premiere in the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in 2010.

Read soprano Madeleine Pierard's preview of the festival

Read interviews with Young Artists Susana GasparJustina GringyteJihoon Kim, and Pedro Riberio.
The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is supported by the Oak Foundation.

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  1. Nicky Devin-Clark responded on 20 April 2013 at 8:10am Reply

    lovely pictures with a great sense of immediacy; you've really captured something here.

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