Andrea Chenier Andrea Chenier

Antonio Pappano conducts Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky, Aleksei Isaev, Katia Ledoux, and Elena Zilio in one of his valedictory performances from this spring

on June 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia di Lammermoor

Giacomo Sagripanti conducts Nadine Sierra, Xabier Anduaga, Artur Rucinski, and Insung Sin in a performance from London recorded this spring

on June 15, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Elektra Elektra

A broadcast from last month of the much-discussed London production featuring Ausrine Stundyte, Sara Jakubiak, Karita Mattina, Charles Workman, and Lukasz Golinski conducted by Antonio Pappano

on February 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM
La forza del destino La forza del destino

Sondra Radvanovsky, Brian Jagde, Etienne Dupuis, and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya in a (surely very loud) broadcast from London conducted by Mark Elder.

on October 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Picture a day like this Picture a day like this

George Benjamin and Martin Crimp‘s latest opera from London conducted by Corinna Neymeyer and starring Ema Nikolovska, Jacquelyn Stucker, Beate Mordal, and Cameron Shahbazii

on October 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Al passato, ben vedete, ora è inutile pensar Al passato, ben vedete, ora è inutile pensar

Jonas Kaufmann demonstrates his current work ethic.

on March 11, 2019 at 5:59 PM
Burning woman Burning woman

I count myself as privileged to have witnessed Götterdämmerungat the Royal Opera House during this season’s revival of Keith Warner’s Ring.

on October 05, 2018 at 12:49 PM
Libertine and justice for all Libertine and justice for all

The well-reviewed revival of Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House will be livecast at 2:00 PM EDT.

on July 12, 2018 at 11:53 AM
Summer night Summer night

The dream cast put together for this second revival of Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni production shines at the Royal Opera House.

on July 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The Royal Opera House’s production of La bohéme (featuring Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo) goes live on YouTube at 2:15 this afternoon.

on June 26, 2018 at 12:46 PM
Perfect is the enemy of the good Perfect is the enemy of the good

So I just got out of the Lohengrin prima at the ROH and I’m itching to share my thoughts.

on June 07, 2018 at 10:23 PM
Lessons in love and abundance Lessons in love and abundance

Not one but two fascinating live video streams this afternoon, cher public!

on May 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Lady first Lady first

This revival of Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 Macbeth production was probably the most anticipated event of the Royal Opera House 2017/2018 season, due mostly to Anna Netrebko’s return to Covent Garden after a three-year absence.

on April 08, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Girl, next door Girl, next door

Writing an opera for kids based on Neil Gaiman‘s successful children’s novel Coraline must have been a double challenge for Rory Mullarkey and Mark-Anthony Turnage

on April 06, 2018 at 2:35 PM
Queen of the damned Queen of the damned

Semiramide—a better opera than this dude expected!”

on November 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM
Puzza la tela dipinta Puzza la tela dipinta

This afternoon the Royal Opera House offers a first glimpse of Richard Jones‘ new production of La bohème, the first at that theater since about 1735 or so.

on August 31, 2017 at 8:57 AM
“The first thing a Cry-Baby girl learns: our bazooms are our weapons!” “The first thing a Cry-Baby girl learns: our bazooms are our weapons!”

“It started out as something of a dinner party crowd-pleaser.”

on April 29, 2016 at 10:38 AM
Have you seen the proconsul? Have you seen the proconsul?

La Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017.

on April 05, 2016 at 9:56 AM
Vanishing act Vanishing act

Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, has announced he will quit this post in March 2017.

on December 09, 2015 at 6:39 AM
Protestant movement Protestant movement

La Cieca is sure that Meyerbeer fanatics will be delighted to hear that the Royal Opera House Covent Garden is preparing a new staging of Les Huguenots.

on March 20, 2015 at 12:35 AM
Whippersnappers invade lawn Whippersnappers invade lawn

“A lot seems to be spent on productions that simply aren’t worth it.”

on May 14, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Critical care Critical care

The experience of watching Wagner’s final opera Parsifal is frequently elevated to a spiritual occurrence, and productions have historically emphasized the religious dimension of the opera’s core themes of redemption and the dangers of temptation.

on December 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Mama’s talkin’ loud Mama’s talkin’ loud

Sleep soundly tonight, Kasper Holten: your Vêpres Siciliennes casting problem has just been solved!

on October 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM
A song at twilight A song at twilight

Yes, you’ve heard it already, but you might as well have an official place to talk about it: Marina Poplavskaya goes on tonight in Les Vêpres siciliennes at the Royal Opera House.

on October 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM