Sunday, 29 June 2014
Autumn 2014 season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London
As usual, the season 2014-2015 at Covent Garden will be a busy one, including revivals, new productions and world premières of all kind of operas, at the Royal Opera House, the Linbury Studio (which opened in November 2005) and, for the first time, the Roundhouse in Camden.
During the first part of the season (Autumn 2014), the following operas will be performed :
- Mark-Anthony Turnage : Anna Nicole, conducted by Antonio Pappano, directed by Richard Jones (first performed in February 2011, revival of the original production) ;
- Giuseppe Verdi : Rigoletto, conducted by Maurizio Benini, directed by David McVicar (revival, first performed in Septembre 2001) ;
- Gioachino Rossini : Il barbiere di Siviglia, conducted by Mark Elder, directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (revival, first performed in December 2005) ;
- Philip Glass : The Trial, conducted by Michael Rafferty, directed by Michael McCarthy (world première in October 2014 at the Linbury Studio Theatre) ;
- Giuseppe Verdi : I due Foscari, conducted by Antonio Pappano, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger (advertised as a new production, but already performed in Los Angeles in September 2012 and in Vienna last January) ;
- Gioachino Rossini : La Scala di seta, conducted by Jonathan Santagada, directed by Greg Eldridge (new production at the Linbury Studio Theatre) ;
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Idomeneo, conducted by Marc Minkowski, directed by Martin Kusej (new production, to be later performed in Lyon) ;
- Søren Nils Eichberg : Glare, conducted by Geoffrey Paterson, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger (world première in November 2014 in the Linbury Studio Theatre) ;
- Gaetano Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore, conducted by Daniele Rustioni, directed by Laurent Pelly (revival, first performed in Paris in May 2006, already performed in London in November 2007) ;
- Claudio Monteverdi : L'Orfeo, conducted by Christian Curnyn, directed by Michael Boyd (new production in Camden).
Only Italian and English languages will be used on stage during the first part of the season, but operas in German, Polish and French are scheduled later. The small number of languages is compensated by the variety of style, ranging from baroque to romantic.