20 February 2018 at 2.24pm | Comment on this article
The opera is based on Dostoyevsky’s semi-autobiographical novel describing life in a Siberian gulag and was the composer's final opera. It was first performed posthumously in 1930.
With rehearsals now on stage, the cast and creative team recently took part in an ROH Insight session exploring the opera, and offering exclusive first glimpses at director Krzysztof Warlikowski's vision as well as performances of the piece's memorable score.
The event is now available to watch in full on-demand:
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From the House of the Dead runs 7-24 March 2018. Tickets are still available.
It is a co-production with La Monnaie, Brussels, and Opéra de Lyon and is staged with generous philanthropic support from Hamish and Sophie Forsyth and The Tsukanov Family Foundation.