Tag Archives: Royal Opera

B-I-G, Big Berlioz

by Suzanne Calvin

For the first time in forty years, Berlioz’ grand five-and-a-half hour masterpiece, LES TROYENS, is trodding the boards in a complete staging at London’s Royal Opera House.  Critic Andrew Clements at “The Guardian” gave the new David McVicar production four out of five stars in this review.  Perhaps he knocked off a star for the questionable use of […]

British Camillias for Renee

by Suzanne Calvin

Sold-out performances and sterling reviews.  Looks like Renee has conquered another role, this time, Dumas’ infamous “Lady of the Camilias” that she first took on a few seasons back in Houston and at the Met.  Tony Tommasini, reporting from London on the Royal Opera production, finds it an “impressive company achievement.” (photo by Catherine Ashmore, courtesy of […]