If you like this, here are some more operas…
Richard Strauss — “Die Frau ohne Schatten” – 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 26th, 29th March and 2nd April 2014
The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of “Die Frau ohne Schatten” by Richard Strauss — a fairytale with a strong moral dimension. It tells the story of a half-mortal Empress who does not cast a shadow. But if she doesn’t get one in three days, she will be returned to the spirit world and the Emperor will be turned to stone. To what lengths will the Empress go to avoid such a fate?
“Ariadne auf Naxos”, by Richard Strauss – 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.
Verdi’s “La Traviata”, at the Royal Opera House – 19th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 30th April, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 17th and 20th May 2014
The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of one of Verdi’s best-loved operas, “La Traviata”. It follows the story of Violetta who falls passionately in love with Alfredo and walks away from her happy life. But Violetta is ill and Alfredo’s father disapproves of the match. Can their love overcome the obstacles? Or will their relationship end with the ultimate sacrifice?