20 November 2017 at 12.23pm | 42 Comments
There’s nothing like the sound of an opera audience losing its mind: place went bananas (rightly so) at the end of #ROHsemiramide. Simply staggering singing in a near-impossible-to-stage opera. Hurrah!
— David Benedict (@eggsbened) November 19, 2017
— Malcolm Noble (@MagickLoge) November 19, 2017
Rossini's Semiramide is a hard opera to love but David Alden's striking production, the ROH chorus in top form and, above all, Joyce DiDonato's intense performance make it an event you wouldn't want to miss. #ROHSemiramide
— Thelma Agnew (@ThelmaAgnew) November 20, 2017
— Mary Grace Nguyen (@MaryGNguyen) November 19, 2017
#ROHsemiramide musically brilliant; production ugly and bizarre, just as indicated by the audience's applause and boos.
— Wisdom Hill (@Scarlet2046) November 19, 2017
Of course @JoyceDiDonato is a wonderful singer but she's also such a phenomenal actress! How else do you end up rooting for the tyrannical queen who murdered her spouse for absolute power and wants to marry her son? Great performance at @TheRoyalOpera! #ROHsemiramide pic.twitter.com/RyMXMMr04s
— Alix Marie d'Avigneau (@AlixMA95) November 19, 2017
#ROHsemiramide is pretty daft, even for a Babylonian incest plot, but the singing and the music were divine.
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewClarkArch) November 19, 2017
— yaprak•kyd (@yaprak_kyd) November 20, 2017
Two total standout performances from Daniela Barcellona as Arsace & Lawrence Brownlee as Idreno. Both so stylish & made the music so much more than a series of technical effects & dispatched it with effortless virtuosity #ROHSemiramide
— Operatraveller (@Operatraveller) November 19, 2017
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Semiramide runs until 16 December. Tickets are still available.
It is a co-production with Bavarian State Opera and is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, John and Susan Singer, Michael Hartnall, Mrs Philip Kan, Trifon and Despina Natsis and the Semiramide Production Syndicate.