If you like this, here are some more operas at Royal Opera House…
Carmen at Royal Opera House – 16th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2013, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 9th January 2014
Bizet’s “Carmen” is one of the world’s favourite operas, but scandalised 19th-century society with its raw depicition of lust. It tells the story of a fiesty gypsy arrested for attacking a fellow worker. After persuading her guard to release her on the promise of love, she then casts him aside for the glamorous toreador, Escamillo. Consumed by jealousy, Don Jose pursues Carmen to Seville with tragic consequences.
Tosca at Royal Opera House – 10th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 27th, 30th May, 3rd, 16th, 19th, 21st and 26th June 2014
The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, a fast-moving sexual thriller set in Rome at the same time as Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. When Mario Cavaradossi agrees to aid an escaping fugitive, he sets off a disasterous chain of events that links him, his lover Floria Tosca, and the evil Chief of Police, Scarpia.
Ariadne Auf Naxos at Royal Opera House – 25th, 30th June, 3rd, 10th and 13th July 2014
Strauss’s dazzling opera “Ariadne auf Naxos” tells of a rich patron’s brilliant idea that a tragic opera and romantic farce should be staged at the same time — much to the consternation of the composer and cast. The result is a richly textured work that examines the role of art in society.