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London, Royal Opera – program spring 2014.


Kasper Holten relaxed after Cavalleria Rusticana premiere in Oslo. Foto: Henning Høholt

LONDON/ENGLAND: Kaspar Holten, the Danish director of the Royal Opera House in London presents his own staging of one of Mozart´s DaPonte operas, Don Giovanni. 1 – 24 February 2014. Kasper Holten offers a fresh interpretation of Mozart’s morality tale of serial seducer Don Giovanni. Come and explore this exciting new production.

Turandot, Andrei Serban‘s spectacular production of Puccini‘s exotic final opera. 18 February – 10 March 2014

Another chance to see Patrizia Ciofi and Juan Diego Flórez‘s bravura performances as Marie and Tonio in Donizetti‘s ebullient opera. La Fille du régiment at 3 – 18 March 2014. Regi: Laurent Pelly. Followed by a new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss, 14 March–2 April 2014 in which Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production.

Faust, by Berlioz, 4 – 25 April, David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s grand opera is set in decadent 1870s Paris.  La traviata, by Giusepe Verdi 19 April – 20 May, Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production. Le nozze di Figaro, another DaPonte opera by W.A. Mozart  16 September–15 May. Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s glorious comedy. 

Tosca Giacomo Puccinis famouse drama follows 10 May–26 June, Drama, passion and fabulous music – Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera. Jonathan Kent’s production is set against the turbulent backdrop of Rome in 1800. A New production of Francis Poulenc´s Dialogues des Carmelites, 29 May–11 June. Robert Carsen’s award-winning production of Poulenc’s astonishing opera is set during the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. 

By Henning Høholt

IN THE OPERA WORLD
- Kulturkompasset presenting programmes from major stages in all of the world – Spring 2014.
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