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Your Reaction: What did you think of Gounod's Faust live in cinemas?

David McVicar's production starring Michael Fabiano, Irina Lungu and Erwin Schrott was relayed live to cinemas around the world.

By Becky Black (Social Media Editor)

30 April 2019 at 9.40pm | 67 Comments

What did you think of Faust live in cinemas?
Share your thoughts via the comments below.

The next live cinema relay of the 2018/19 Season will be The Royal Ballet's Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern on 16 May. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

By Becky Black (Social Media Editor)

30 April 2019 at 9.40pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by David McVicar, cinema, erwin schrott, Faust, Irina Lungu, Michael Fabiano, Production, your reaction

This article has 67 comments

  1. Miriam responded on 30 April 2019 at 10:58pm Reply

    The performance was very good but why were there no subtitles? My cinema (the Gulbenkian in Canterbury) insisted that this was not their fault and the titles were just not there in the signal they were receiving.

    • Kate responded on 1 May 2019 at 10:49am

      Subtitles were on screen at the Curzon cinema, Clevedon in Somerset. Fantastic production thoroughly enjoyed by myself and a very good friend.

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 1 May 2019 at 2:42pm

      Dear Miriam,

      Thank you for letting us know, we are sorry to hear you experienced subtitling issues at the live screening of Faust at your local cinema.

      We can confirm you that we didn’t have any problems with the feed leaving the Royal Opera House on the night and will follow up with the venue in question in the hope of preventing this for the future broadcasts.

      Best wishes,
      ROH cinema

    • Alison M responded on 1 May 2019 at 4:01pm

      Miriam, In Edinburgh we had subtitles for the recitative but many /most of the songs were not subtitled. Not sure why this is but it's a pity.

  2. Elizabeth Woodhouse responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:15pm Reply

    Absolutely anazing performance. We were at Norwood.

  3. Jeanette Marsh responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:15pm Reply

    Only my second ever opera - I was spellbound. It was magnificent!

  4. Joe Johnson responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:20pm Reply

    Wonderful production. Stephane Degrout's singing was outstanding. Excellent performances from all the cast but I would have loved to hear the high C in "Salut demeure" sang in full voice by Michael Fabiano rather than falsetto.
    Thank goodness we did not have a "modernised!" production..

  5. Powell K responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:20pm Reply

    WOW! What can I say. Loved it loved it loved it. Not a weak link anywhere, singers dancers chorus orchestra. all superb. Congratulations to all concerned on a wonderful evening.
    Thank you.
    Watched it in Saffron Walden.

  6. M Hogan responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:29pm Reply

    A monumental, unforgettable artistic experience, spectacular staging and theatre, awe inspiring musical performances all round. Fabiano s heartfelt beautiful singing. One great story given its full weight and power here by whole cast. Bowled over at The Arthouse Cinema London N8!

  7. Superb and moving production. Why then the crassly ill-judged intervention during the curtain-call from the presenter, when the emotion was till running high,
    to advertise a previously plugged event on the 16th May? Totally inappropriate and dismally failing to recognise the emotion generated by the wonderful cast.

  8. André Vermeulen responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:35pm Reply

    I enjoyed Faust very much on 30th April, an impressive performance, beautiful music and very vivid. Unfortunately there were many hiccups in the streaming. That was disturbing, especially in the last part of the opera. I 'visited' the opera in Kinepolis in Enschede, the Netherlands.

  9. Peter Green responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:43pm Reply

    Absolutely fabulous production. Best opera I have ever seen. Leads were all very good and Mephistopheles was simply outstanding. This live streaming from the ROH is so much appreciated making these amazing productions so much more accessible to people like me who could never afford or get to the ROH.

  10. Sofi responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:43pm Reply

    Could the name of the opera be changed from "Faust" to "Mephistopheles"? What a role... and what a bass-baritone Erwin Schrott!

  11. Dr Philip Horobin responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:48pm Reply

    This was absolutely bloody brilliant! I’ve seen this opera a number of times but not even the Salzburg production came near to this. And at last we have a sexy soprano. The love scene was genuinely erotic. And all the singers could act. What a great experience.

  12. Merv Skinner responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:49pm Reply

    Didn’t know what to expect tonight at The SJT Scarborough...I vaguely knew the story but hadn’t experienced Gounods interpretation ...I honestly didn’t think it would have been filled with such memorable music !.. the stars of the show for me was the fantastic Michael Fabiano and the superb Irina Lungo....and the camp Mephistopheles Erwin Schrott was perfect casting ....once again a world class production from the ROH ...probably the best in the world!

  13. Alison M responded on 30 April 2019 at 11:53pm Reply

    This production blew me away. Sensational acting, singing and staging, with many electrifying moments. (I didn't care much for the cabaret scene, the ballet sequence or 'Christ' on the balcony wearing a top hat and stick-on wings, but the rest was fabulous!)

  14. Brian M responded on 1 May 2019 at 12:03am Reply

    Sensational all round. Great production, Erwin Schrott a magnificent Mephisto, all singing superb (of course) and the Walpurgisnacht ballet scene integrates beautifully into the action. Probably the most moving, engaging and satisfying opera I’ve ever watched.

  15. Evelyn responded on 1 May 2019 at 12:53am Reply

    Loved every minute of this fantastic production

  16. karel kater responded on 1 May 2019 at 1:48am Reply

    We had such a GREAT evening with
    Faust and all the other artists.
    The Netherlands, Hoorn.
    Thank you so much!!!
    Sonja and Karel.

    Love.

  17. Jocelyn Scarrott responded on 1 May 2019 at 7:40am Reply

    Wonderful production. Saw Faust at the ROH and loved it. The live screening last night gave me the best seat in the house. The sound was great and close ups of the set, actors, dancers and acrobats on stage was brilliant. Think the whole cast gave it their all last night. It was moving, beautiful, horrific and great fun!

  18. John Bateson responded on 1 May 2019 at 7:44am Reply

    Fab. Not a weakness. What a production! Brilliant casting. A long opera but the time flew. I missed Force of Destiny but this more than made up for it.

  19. Patricia Kime responded on 1 May 2019 at 7:48am Reply

    Breathtaking scenes,the costumes ,loved the colour and detail the singing and music everything flawless ,deeply moving, thank you so much all of you

  20. Nicky responded on 1 May 2019 at 7:57am Reply

    Love, loved, loved it!!! First Opera seen with a live link up and was very impressed. The whole performance was breath taking. One suggestion though, is it possible to pre order a programme and it then being at the cinema on your arrival? Just thought it would add a nice touch to the experience.

  21. Sally Gibbons responded on 1 May 2019 at 10:10am Reply

    I've seen this production before, live in the ROH, but last night's performance, seen in the cinema, was - for me, at least - one of the most powerful performances ever. It simply drew me right in and left me exhausted, exhilarated and wanting more! Singers, dancers, orchestra, conductor, all worked superbly together in this great production to make for a thoroughly memorable evening. Thank you.

  22. Javier Sala responded on 1 May 2019 at 10:22am Reply

    Qué gran y magnífica producción. lo mejor que he visto. PERO.... el tenor hacía falsete en los agudos!!!! lo disimulaba apianando pero... qué lástima!!! De todas maneras.... felicidades!!!!

  23. Veronica Smith responded on 1 May 2019 at 10:34am Reply

    Saw Faust at Chelmsford last night. Loved the production particularly Erwin Schott's singing. Love scene in first act too long. Didn't move me, but the rest superb. - .genuinely thrilling.

  24. Rob responded on 1 May 2019 at 11:15am Reply

    Fabulous production all round but Erwin Schrott stole the show.
    Quality of the stream was great, sat on a comfy sofa with masses of leg room, drinks delivered to your seat, home in ten minutes- what could be better?

    • Alison M responded on 1 May 2019 at 3:58pm

      Same here, Rob. :) Wasn't it fabulous? No way we could have seen this if we were actually in London.

  25. Peter Erdos responded on 1 May 2019 at 11:35am Reply

    I saw the cinema presentation last niGht. Faust is one of my very favourite operas particularly when it is sung so well as at the ROH. Despite all the praises I found McVicar's production a little irritating, very dark most of the time. The "Moulin Rouge" scene together with the crude Walpurgis night is in my opinion ill conceived and do not reflect Gounod's music. The singing was exceptional, all 4 principals were very
    high standard.I thought Fabiano was exceptionally good and the high C in Salute" sung in falsetto was very effective.Schrott in good voice made an excellent Mephisto particularly the church scene was very effective. Lungu and Degout sang also well. I found the Orchestra a bit underpowered in the first half but after the interval it has gained power. All in all very good performance very enjoyable indeed

    • Elena Ivanova responded on 1 May 2019 at 3:34pm

      For me you review is the most honest, so thank you for that. The "ballet" part of the production was ridiculously disgraceful, especially the Walpurgis night. I went with my 11 old daughter who is taking ballet classes and I wish she could unseen that. I would imagine the downgrade of this part must be a good cost saving for the producers and also an attempt for some sort of a scandal.
      At the same time singing was up to high standard and soulful. However I agree on your point regarding the Orchestra as well.

  26. Penny Wright responded on 1 May 2019 at 11:53am Reply

    Fantastic production. Singing, acting, flamboyant costumed and setting great chorus, Beautiful voices, amazing facial expressions and acting from Mephistophles.
    Numerous, vivid, dramatic, excellent production.
    But the live feed was marred Basildon cinema Cineworld bumped us into a tiny screen with only 5 rows from the end of a row instead of the middle of the back row image was distorted

    They failed to turn the lights off until about an hour into the production and as much of it is very poorly lit it was difficult to see anything just listen

    Everyone appeared to be parboiled so red it was unbelievable was this part of the intention of the red set scenery the red devil etc or a fault in the transmission because the skin colouring was abnormal and the combination and overall effect was deep black and deep red with little definition

    I would love to see it in the flesh but it's far too expensive and I'm so grateful for the live feeds but can you not insist that the cinemas who screen it provide a decent viewing platform at the moment The Avengers endgame is occupying almost every screen in the cinema hence we were moved to the smallest screen in the house not good but great production just wish that the transmission had been better

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 1 May 2019 at 3:29pm

      Dear Penny,

      Thank you for your feedback on Tuesday’s live relay of Faust at your local cinema, we were sorry to hear about the lighting issues you experienced.

      I can confirm that the feed leaving the Royal Opera House was unproblematic. Unfortunately, the camera is not as sensitive as the human eye and cannot cope with high levels of contrast between the brighter and darker parts of the stage. Our broadcasts are live performances and the lighting is a compromise between the needs of the audience in the theatre and those watching in cinemas. We are constantly trying to improve our relays in this respect.

      However, it could also be a local issue and therefore we will follow up with the cinema in question to investigate this.

      Best regards,
      ROH Cinema

  27. Douglas Bateman responded on 1 May 2019 at 12:07pm Reply

    This ticket was bought for me by a friend, unaware of the fact that I have the DVD, but the new cast is by no means overshadowed by the original and Irina Lungu replacing Diana Damrau is a singer I look forward to hearing again. David McVicar's production is so detailed and attentive to the original stage directions. Only one issue: The sound is so much louder than it would have been in the theatre. Do Odeon not make sufficient allowance for the fact that Covent Garden is about 10 times the capacity of most of their auditoriums? That said, a great evening and I look forward to revisiting the DVD before long.

  28. María del Carmen Enciso responded on 1 May 2019 at 12:32pm Reply

    Hello!!! I’ve been follow your Fausto’s publications and I think it's fabulous!!!
    On the ROH website I understood that there will be broadcasts in Mexico (in Cinépolis I suppose). Could you tell me if there will be those retransmissions? I'll be anxious to see it !!!!
    Thanks a lot!!! A big hug and love from Mexico!!!

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 1 May 2019 at 2:39pm

      Dear Maria,

      Thank you for your comment. We’re delighted to confirm that we will be showing recorded Faust relays in many cinemas across Mexico.

      Please check our website for more details on dates and locations: https://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

      Best wishes,
      ROH Cinema

  29. Scarlett Spiller responded on 1 May 2019 at 1:59pm Reply

    Bravo Royal Opera House! Yet another phenomenal production, complete with an outstanding cast and a sensational set. It was an honour to see such exceptional singing. Schrott was an incredible Mephisto, but everyone was outstanding. Words can not describe Gounod's music - breathtaking! A tremendous success I'm sure - I very much enjoyed the spectacular performance!

  30. Louise Lecutier responded on 1 May 2019 at 4:38pm Reply

    Wonderful evening with perfect singing. Erwin Schrott as Mephisto was the best I have ever seen in the role and I've seen a few. His voice is stupendous and his acting was subtly menacing one minute then comedic the next; excellent. A very fine Valentin, lovely Marguerite and great Faust. Is this production going to be released on DVD?? Please, do so! It is a great pity that our relay at The Light in Sheffield went down for 15 minutes in Act One and a further 10 minutes at the death of Valentin.I wanted to cry!

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 2 May 2019 at 11:58am

      Dear Louise,

      Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experienced interruptions during the live relay of Faust on April 30th.

      I can confirm that we did not encounter any technical difficulties with the feed leaving the Royal Opera House on the night and therefore the problems you described were most likely a local issue. We will follow up with your local cinema to investigate.

      Additionally, I am delighted to say that this production of Faust is scheduled to be released towards the end of 2019. Please do keep checking our website for more details and other announcements about future releases.

      Best wishes,
      ROH Cinema

  31. David Davis responded on 1 May 2019 at 5:14pm Reply

    Well. I think I have just about come down to earth. What a fabulous performance. Soloists, chorus and orchestra put their all into "Faust". Mention should be made of the backstage crew such as the scene builders and shifters. No one seems to think of them.
    I was so pleased to see that this was not a modernised production. They just don't work. I saw "Faust" at the Paris Opera about sixty years ago but this beat it hands down. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

  32. Siobhán Jones responded on 1 May 2019 at 6:14pm Reply

    Hi there. We were thoroughly enjoying the production in the Odeon in Coolock, in Dublin- until the technical issues started. The sound was fine but we had no picture. This happened a number of times. Eventually we were told the performance was being cancelled. This was about 3/4 way through the show. Disaster! We were refunded but so, so disappointed not to see the rest of the show.

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 2 May 2019 at 12:00pm

      Dear Siobhan,

      Thank you for sharing your experience and letting us know about the technical difficulties at your local cinema during the live relay of Faust on April 30th.

      I can confirm the feed leaving the Royal Opera House on the night was unproblematic and therefore the problems you described were most likely a local issue. We will follow up with the cinema in question to investigate in the hope of resolving the matter for future relays.

      Best wishes,
      ROH Cinema

  33. Andrew Sargent responded on 1 May 2019 at 9:25pm Reply

    This was a sensational operatic experience. It was touching, moving and evocative, beautifully costumed and lit, sublimely sung and acted, although if one were splitting hairs, one might think that with this Mestopheles in charge, hell might not be so bad....?
    There were no subtitles until the interval in Cardiff but this undermined full enjoyment only marginally. Thankyou so much RoH

  34. Sue Brooks responded on 2 May 2019 at 12:19am Reply

    Amazing performance thoroughly enjoyed it! Great cast wonderful costumes music and singing! Brilliant!

  35. John Wilson responded on 2 May 2019 at 12:42am Reply

    The production was excellent (and Kettering Odeon transmissin was OK once we asked for the subtitles.) The 'queen' Mephistofeles and the she-devil ballerinas were OK as a modern touch. But was the ending meant to be ambiguous? The black figure on the balcony was more like a master-devil than a Christ figure and M's rection was one of glee. Perhaps that was the whole point - who was saved, and from what, and by whom?
    Nice touch to feature the Notre Dame Cavaille-Coll organ, recently rescued from fire!

  36. Elena Rodionova responded on 2 May 2019 at 7:22am Reply

    We watched the opera n the Cinesa cinema in Marbella, Spain. What a performance! Absolutely loved everything: the production, the vocal, the choir, the ballet dancers, the costumes. Everything looked harmoniously coordinated.
    We didn't want it to end!
    Thank you so much for this joy.

  37. Ronald Turner responded on 2 May 2019 at 8:40am Reply

    A most enjoyable evening,watched at Lucon, in France. I knew some of the music, but not the story as such, and never seen this opera. I was totally enchanted. Almost everything was totally unexpected and so well performed. Faust? Yes: but how about The Devil himself. Just simply superb. For once the opera was performed in my "adopted" tongue and this made it even more enjoyable. I would love to see it again.

  38. NOEL PATRICK responded on 2 May 2019 at 10:31am Reply

    Whilst I enjoyed the music and thought the 4 principals all excellent, the star of the evening was Irina Lungu. What a revelation! Faust however, as an opera, whould not be at the top of my favourites list.
    The production in my opinion was appalling. The wine flowing from the statue of the crucified Christ was at best distasteful, unnecessary and sacriligious. Do those responsible for this have no moral or religious sensibilities whatsoever. The dancers simulating sex and rape, and that of a heavily pregnant woman, cannot be justified as artistic licence. None of this is remotely connected to the music!
    I think those in charge at The Royal Opera House should exercise a degree of responsibility for what is put out in its name.
    Bad show all round I'm sorry to say!

  39. S. Thomas responded on 2 May 2019 at 11:04am Reply

    Lovely music and fabulous voices but disliked this production where the music took second place to dramatic effects. The tempo often (especially in the jewel song) seemed too rushed to give full value to the beauty of the music. Found the ballet in the last act too long and overly dramatic and unsubtle.

  40. Julie Speedie responded on 2 May 2019 at 11:47am Reply

    Not so much an opera, more a complete and utter freak-out. Could happily go on watching it round the clock, with a few glasses of absinthe to hand…
    As GBS observed, you couldn’t escape this show in 19th-century Britain. Whoever said the Victorians were prudish? (Apparently the Soldiers’ Chorus was particularly popular because it was a jolly good tune for setting rude words to.)

  41. Ann O'Shaughnessy responded on 2 May 2019 at 1:04pm Reply

    I was at the opera house for the performance and, having seen this production before, was most impressed by the entire cast, chorus and orchestra on this occasion. What I did not like was seeing Faust injecting drugs and the Walpurgis night was disappointing. When will choreographers realise that simulated rape is not entertainment? A blemish on an otherwise perfect evening.

  42. Kathleen Rudd responded on 2 May 2019 at 2:04pm Reply

    Absolutely brilliant production with a fantastic cast. However our enjoyment was severely hampered by absolutely dreadful sound in the first half at Cineworld Wandsworth. The volume was muted and it appeared as if sound was only coming from front of the cinema. We complained in the interval to staff who appeared unconcerned, but the sound was eventually improved. This is the second time we have experienced sound problems at Wandsworth and will not be visiting again. Nonetheless this was a wonderful opera
    And stunning performances from all.

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 2 May 2019 at 2:59pm

      Dear Kathleen,

      Thank you for your feedback and informing us about the sounds issues during the live relay of Faust at your local cinema.
      We will follow up with the venue concerned in the hope of preventing this for future broadcasts.

      Best regards,
      ROH Cinema

  43. Eric Bennison responded on 2 May 2019 at 3:08pm Reply

    I thought it was fantastic. Both the Music and the singing were an absolute delight. So lovely to be able to see it without a trip to London. I saw it in Macclesfield. Superb. Thank you.

  44. Tony Westhead responded on 2 May 2019 at 5:19pm Reply

    I am afraid Gounod compares very unfavourably with Puccini and Verdi. We did not like the production business. However the principal singers Michael Fabiano and soprano were both excellent. Elgiva cinema was freezing cold which reduced enjoyment as well.

  45. Peter aus Bayern responded on 2 May 2019 at 7:36pm Reply

    Very slow and under acted. It needed much more showbiz! After all this was Walpurgisnacht, 30 April. Maybe my German ideas but this was horribly French.

  46. Richard Ellis responded on 3 May 2019 at 2:05pm Reply

    Our party of 4 had been keenly looking forward to this production ever since we saw La forza del destino. We were part of a small audience at the Vue cinema Rhyl waiting patiently at 6:45 - by 7:00 nothing had happened and when we enquired at the paydesk we were told that they were sorting out some problems, Eventually at 7:15, they said that there was a problem with the satellite which they could not resolve and that were cancelling the show. Although we were reimbursed, we were very disappointed and it spoiled our evening. Having read the glowing comments above, we are even more frustrated.

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 8 May 2019 at 3:03pm

      Dear Richard,

      Thank you for getting in touch to let us know about the difficulties you experienced at your local cinema’s live performance of Faust.

      I can confirm that the feed leaving the Royal Opera House on the night was stable. We will be following up with your local cinema to investigate and hope to resolve this matter for future broadcasts.

      Best regards,
      ROH Cinema

  47. Peter Coster responded on 3 May 2019 at 3:17pm Reply

    The best FAUST that I have seen. Yes it was dark, as is the story, but we need to appreciate the details put into the production.
    The voices, quite superb, especially Erwin Schrott, surely a Scarpia in the making?
    When can we have the DVD to enjoy it again?

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 7 May 2019 at 11:45am

      Dear Peter,

      Were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the live screening of Faust on April 30th.

      I can confirm that his production of Faust is scheduled to be released towards the end of 2019. Please do keep checking our website for more details and other announcements about future releases.

      Best wishes,
      ROH Cinema

  48. Ann Pryce responded on 4 May 2019 at 11:30am Reply

    I too attended the performance at the Gulbenkian Cinema in Canterbury and was informed by the staff that there was "a glitch" at Covent Garden preventing them from showing the subtitles. I do hope you will follow this up. Luckily for us there is an encore screening at the Vue Cinema at Westwood Cross today which we plan to see this afternoon.

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 8 May 2019 at 3:02pm

      Dear Ann,

      Thank you for your comment, we are sorry that you experienced technical difficulties during Tuesday's live broadcast of Faust.

      I can confirm that the feed leaving the Royal Opera House on the night was stable and we did not encounter any technical issues. We will be following up with the site to investigate what happened, in the hope of preventing similar occurrences for future relays.

      Best regards,
      ROH Cinema

  49. Olivia Ferguson responded on 4 May 2019 at 8:21pm Reply

    Like Kathleen, I was disappointed by the sound quality watching the recent livestream of 'Faust' at one of my local cinemas, Vue Omni in Edinburgh.

    I had hoped to be surrounded by the music, but they didn't allocate 'Faust' to a screening room with a decent sound system. The volume was not high enough, and the sound was all coming from the front. My heart sank in the first few seconds of listening. I have a better listening experience with my headphones or speakers at home.

    This was my first experience attending a ROH livestream, but I would be wary of attending another one when the tickets cost three times as much as a normal cinema ticket, though the cinema allocates it to a sub-standard room and doesn't make the effort to get the sound and volume right. I love seeing the production and the actors, but since the music is still #1, I would rather listen to BBC Radio 3's live opera broadcasts at home, for free.

    • Karolina Sadlowska responded on 8 May 2019 at 2:35pm

      Dear Olivia,

      Thank you for your feedback on our relay of Faust last Tuesday. We are sorry to hear of the problems you experienced at your first live screening.

      Various sound checks are performed prior and throughout our transmissions so we can confirm the feed leaving the Royal Opera House on the night was stable. Therefore, we will follow up with your local cinema in the hope of resolving the issue for future broadcasts.

      Best Regards,
      ROH Cinema

  50. S Thomas responded on 5 May 2019 at 7:16pm Reply

    The screening at the Duke of York's Picture House , Brighton, had to be abandoned when the picture froze and could not be restored. Before that the sound had not been synchronized with the action. All clients had to wait for a refund. We were told that it was the fault of the ROH. Extremely disappointing indeed. Also happened at the previous live screening I attended but on that occasion we missed only about 10 minutes of La Bayadere. Am now very worried the same will happen at Romeo and Juliet on June 11th.

  51. Danielle Howard responded on 17 May 2019 at 7:03pm Reply

    I loved the production. Fabulous cast. However, I do not understand in the least the hype about Mr. Schrott. As a French native speaker working in languages, I had a hard time listening to him and could sometimes not even understand his lines with the subtitles. All other singers' diction was perfect, so this was just a detail. Altogether, thank you so much to the ROH for enabling these lifestreaming productions. La Forza del Destino was to die for!

  52. M Stoney responded on 31 May 2019 at 3:42pm Reply

    We have usually the choice of TWO cinemas showing ROH productions in Darlington - lots of available seating , therefore. The Vue usually has the volume turned up to full , so we choose to go to the local 'flea pit' - the Odeon , where the staff are absolutely delightful and adjust the sound quality exactly right.
    Thank you to ROH for making such wonderful productions available to those of us who haven't the deep pockets an overnight in London plus plus would demand.

  53. david hyne responded on 4 June 2019 at 3:46pm Reply

    I enjoyed the production very much, and would like to see this as a dvd. Is there any chance this will happen

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