15 April 2015 at 9.56am | 2 Comments
Opera and music fans will be treated to three productions new to Covent Garden during spring, including Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, directed by Richard Jones, conducted by Antonio Pappano, and starring Bryn Terfel in the title role. In addition, Katie Mitchell stages a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and Àlex Ollé presents George Enescu's Oedipe
The Royal Opera will see the world premiere of Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis, an adaptation of the troubling meditation on depression by Sarah Kane. The opera marks the culmination of Venables’ position as the first Doctoral Composer-in-Residence at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and will be staged at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Two further Royal Opera productions will be staged at external venues. Gerald Barry's riotous The Importance of Being Earnest transfers to the Rose Theatre in New York and the Barbican in London (where it was previously performed in a concert version), and Mark Simpson's Pleasure - set in a gay nightclub - has its world premiere at Lyric Hammersmith.
Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet says of Frankenstein, ‘We all think that we know the story, but I think that Liam will bring it to life for us in so many ways. There will be the macabre and the gothic but there also is a love story in there.’
Booking for Spring Season 2015/16 opens to Friends of Covent Garden on 8 December 2015 for dance productions and 9 December 2015 for opera productions. General booking opens on 19 January 2016.