5 July 2015 at 5.19pm | 24 Comments
It is common practice that a director makes small adjustments during a run of performances, and the same can be said of the conductor. This occurred following the first night of Guillaume Tell.
We at the Royal Opera House support the director in this right to make artistic judgements including any tweaks or changes to a production.
The scene that caused some concern at the opening night has not changed in its essence. It is the same duration and makes the same point that we find valid for the theatrical context.
We have written to all ticket buyers to forewarn them that there are scenes in the production that contain momentary nudity and violence of a threatening sexual nature.
The audience on the second night were gripped by the production and remained silent throughout other than applauding some great musical moments.