It’s perhaps because Puccini is the master of operatic pathos that Tosca has proved so hard for people to get a handle on.
The Royal Opera’s Sir Antonio Pappano considers the question of booing at the opera.
La Cieca is delighted to note that the Royal Opera, Covent Garden has decided to follow the successful lead of so many American opera companies.
Our Own M. Croche (not pictured, presumably) has an idea to pitch to the Royal Opera’s advertising department.
The Prince of Regie, who’ll direct a new Vêpres siciliennes for the Royal Opera this fall, is 43 years old today.
Above is a preliminary PR photo of Eva-Maria Westbroek in the “biggest than life” titular role of the Mark-Anthony Turnage/Richard Thomas bio-opera Anna Nicole, set to open tonight at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. But without the benefit of Photoshop and artful lighting, what do Westbroek and Anna Nicole really look like?