15 April 2015 at 9.56am | 6 Comments
Highlights for The Royal Opera this winter include Mariame Clément's new production of Emmanuel Chabrier's delightful French comedy L’Étoile, a title never before seen on the Covent Garden stage. Revivals include Kasper Holten’s elegiac production of Tchaikovsky’s most famous opera Eugene Onegin, conducted by Semyon Bychkov; and Richard Jones’s production of Puccini’s dramatic trio Il trittico, in which Ermonela Jaho, acclaimed for her performance in 2011, reprises the role of Sister Angelica.
The Season concludes with the second annual orchestral concert, in which the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Royal Opera House perform showpiece works under the baton of Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano.
The greatest of all Romantic ballets returns to The Royal Ballet for the Winter Season 2015/16: Peter Wright’s production of Giselle, a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and enduring love. The Season also includes the first mixed programme devoted entirely to work by Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon: the trio of one-act ballets includes a world premiere, After the Rain and Within the Golden Hour.
In the Linbury Studio Theatre, Will Tuckett’s Elizabeth opens in January. Starring Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky, it is a full-length narrative about the life of Elizabeth I. The piece will mark a wonderful end to our Season in the Linbury Studio Theatre before it closes for refurbishment as part of Open Up.
Booking for Winter Season 2015/16 opens to Friends of Covent Garden on 22 September 2015 for dance productions and 23 September 2015 for opera productions. General booking opens on 21 October 2015.