History of Sleeping Beauty, Royal Ballet 2019June 25, 2020
This is the interesting article in the ROH Sleeping Beauty Programme, courtesy of its author and the Royal Opera House. Behind the Fairytale by Sebastian Cody. The budget for the first production of The Sleeping Beauty ‘almost equalled the cost of two warships’, or so said a recent Russian expert. This is perhaps a slight …
Marriage of Figaro, English National Opera, ENO, March 2020March 16, 2020
This new minimalist production strips away the usual setting, and concentrates on the characters’ interactions with one another and the sexual yearnings that drive them all. The staging allows the performers to connect directly with the audience — see my review in The Article.
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