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“The Merry Wives of Windsor” PREVIEW

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” PREVIEW

NT LIVE, Wed, Sept 12 @ 7pm. ”Ablaze with energy … a delight”; (The Independent): “Giggles galore”; (The Times) “The Merry Wives”, while it’s never acclaimed by Professors, is one of its authors most popular and most performed plays. It’s also one of the most often...
Verdi’s “Macbeth” from Covent Garden: Royal Opera House

Verdi’s “Macbeth” from Covent Garden: Royal Opera House

Wed April 4th@ 7.15pm. Opera and theatre lovers are in for a special treat in early April – Verdi’s “Macbeth” from Covent Garden, followed a week later from RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon, by the great drama on which it was based, Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish play’; a play whose...
ANDREA CHENIER from TEATRO ALLA SCALA Preview

ANDREA CHENIER from TEATRO ALLA SCALA Preview

‘Andrea Chenier’, Umberto Giordano’s fourth opera and his only opera to achieve lasting popularity, premiered at La Scala, Milan in March 1896. It was a tremendous success. It was first performed in Ireland, by The Dublin Grand opera Society, in 1957. I first saw it,...