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Mumbai’s Royal Opera House (Yes, It Has One), Restored To Splendor And Use As An Arts Venue

The theatre, completed in 1916, was built by British and Parsi businessmen and presented Western and Indian music and spoken theatre until the 1930s, when it became a cinema. The arrival of cable TV and VCRs killed its business, and it shut and went derelict until its owners, a former maharaja and maharani, had it restored in 2017. Once again, it hosts both Indian and Western classical music and dance as well as spoken theatre. – The Hindu BusinessLine (India)
Tags: Art, Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Issues, Parsi, 05.17.19


“Not Good Enough”: London’s Royal Opera House Announces 19 Male Conductors, One Woman For New Season

The Royal Opera’s director of opera, Oliver Mears, was asked if that was a good ratio. “No it is not an acceptable ratio at all … of course,” he said. “But this is something which is a long-term project. It’s not going to happen instantly and in the following years we have a much better ratio of female conductors and it is something which is is an absolute priority for us.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, Oliver Mears, 05.14.19


Royal Ballet Begins Major Education Project In Far-Off Yorkshire Town

Working under the umbrella of the Royal Opera House and in partnership with local government, over the next three years the company will be giving workshops at every school in the town of Doncaster, expanding its Chance to Dance program for disadvantaged children to every local dance school, and performing for the first time ever in Doncaster. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Dance, Doncaster, Royal Opera House, 05.14.19


UK Theatre Industry Says It Has A Gender Wage Gap Because There Are So Few Women Doing Tech

“Participating employers” — those with more than 250 employees, among them Ambassador Theatre Group and Delmont Mackintosh as well as the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre and the RSC — “identified technical departments as the biggest driver of pay inequality between men and women in the sector, with many pledging to explore flexible working initiatives and offer better support to parents as a way of balancing the workforce.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Royal Opera House, SJ, Ambassador Theatre Group, 04.12.19, Delmont Mackintosh


What It Costs To Have Fun (Ticket Prices Across Arts, Sports, Spectacle)

A comparison of price data across entertainment categories throws up a few surprises. Those who claim that a night at the opera is only for the elite should know that attending a top-of-the-range gig is nearly as pricey: an average opera ticket in London costs £81 ($103), compared with a global average of $96 for the 50 most-lucrative music tours. And the Royal Opera House in London boasts that 30% of its seats go for £35 or under – but good luck finding that sort of deal for Bruce Springsteen...
Tags: Art, Bruce Springsteen, London, Jennifer Lopez, Royal Opera House, Issues, Audience, March 2019


Stage Manager Sues Royal Opera House For £200,000 Over Falling Curtain

“Gary Crofts, 68, claims that he has been plagued by depression and anxiety since a half-tonne section of stage curtain fell down near him without warning. The incident happened during a 2016 production of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet, Anastasia.” – The Times (UK)
Tags: Art, Royal Opera House, Times, Issues, Kenneth Macmillan, 02.06.19, Gary Crofts


Conductor Antonio Pappano Was Set To Leave London’s Royal Opera House — Here’s Why He Changed His Mind

“I was due to leave Covent Garden in two years’ time … Once I realised the company would be rudderless, musically speaking, I had no choice. I couldn’t walk away having given so much blood, sweat and tears for so long, only to see all our collective efforts wither.” He will not remain as the Royal Opera House’s music director through at least 2022-23.
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano, 11.04.18


London’s Royal Opera House To Appeal Ruling On Musician Who Claimed Rehearsals Damaged His Hearing

Chris Goldscheider, a former viola player in the orchestra at Covent Garden, said he could no longer work as a musician due to the ‘acoustic shock’ he suffered over a weekend rehearsal of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 2012. He said the noise he was exposed to was unacceptable.
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Wagner, Chris Goldscheider, 10.24.18


Trying To Give Kids The Opera Bug Really, Really Young

“Welcome to London’s Royal Opera House, where Opera Dots, a workshop for toddlers, aims to build a future fan base, one hop at a time. Beneath an elegant iron-and-glass ceiling, a group of young guests giggle on a multi-colored play mat as they mimic a costumed performer singing and dancing her way through Hansel and Gretel. Some of the children do boisterous impressions of a scary witch, luring the innocent pair into her house of sweets.”
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, Audience, Gretel, Hansel, 10.16.18


London’s Royal Opera House Finished Its Major Renovation Without Missing A Single Rehearsal Or Performance

The venue’s CEO, Alex Beard, describes the $66 million project as “a bit like having open-heart surgery while going for a run.” The architect said that “We had meetings every day where we’d work out the little windows of time we could make noise.” Alex Marshall reports on the results, including a much larger foyer, a cafe, more ladies’ loos, and a complete upgrade of the ROH’s 406-seat Linbury Theatre.
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, Alex Marshall, Alex Beard, 09.19.18


Audience Member Steps In To Save Performance At London’s Royal Opera House

Opera singer Charles Castronovo saved a performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House starring his wife Ekaterina Siurina, when he stepped in mid-show to sing the role of her lover.
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Opera House, La Boheme, Charles Castronovo, 07.23.18, Ekaterina Siurina


New Streaming Service Bills Itself As Netflix For The Arts

Co-founder Simon Walker said the service would be home to the “freshest, most innovative, most adventurous performances around”.  Content available from its launch includes David Tennant in Richard II and New York City Opera’s Brokeback Mountain, based on the story by Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx. Marquee has also teamed up with Opus Arte, the company that supplies filmed productions from the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne.
Tags: Art, Media, David Tennant, Royal Opera House, Simon Walker, Charles Wuorinen, 07.08.18, New York City Opera 's Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx Marquee


Security Staff At London's Royal Opera House Threaten Strike

"Summer performances at the Royal Opera House face disruption if security staff vote to go on strike over allegations of bullying and poor pay. Union Unite represents the vast majority of the 30-strong security workforce at the ROH, who will start voting on whether to take strike action on April 16, with the ballot closing […]
Tags: Art, London, Royal Opera House, Issues, Union Unite, 04.13.18


This First Soloist At The Royal Ballet Had Ten Minutes To Warm Up Before He Replaced The Injured David Hallberg

Matthew Ball "was asked to rush back to the Royal Opera House and dance a key role in Giselle, a part he had performed only once before, after the American star David Hallberg injured himself during the first act. It had been Hallberg’s long-awaited comeback, almost three years after a devastating foot injury."
Tags: Art, Dance, Royal Opera House, Giselle, David Hallberg, Matthew Ball, Hallberg, 03.11.18


'He Mistrusted The Cosy, The Mimsy In Ballet' - Clement Crisp Salutes Kenneth Macmillan

25 years ago this month, the choreographer suffered a fatal heart attack backstage at the Royal Opera House during a performance of his ballet Mayerling. Crisp, who was there, remembers the fateful evening and pays tribute to MacMillan's "fascination with the psyche rather than the fouetté ... [his] interest in movement's capacity to convey psychological […]
Tags: Art, Dance, Macmillan, Royal Opera House, Kenneth Macmillan, 10.17.17


Reconstructing The Opera That Inaugurated The Theater At Versailles Palace For Louis XVI

For the new Royal Opera House, built to celebrate the wedding of the then-Dauphin to Marie-Antoinette in 1770, three composers adapted Lully's 1682 tragedy Persée so that it would be grand enough for the couple and the venue - a cast of 15, an 80-piece orchestra, a chorus of 95, 80 ballet dancers, five sets. In this video, conductor Hervé Niquet talks about reviving and recording the piece.
Tags: Art, Music, Royal Opera House, Lully, Marie Antoinette, Dauphin, Louis XVI, Versailles Palace, 02.06.17, Persée


Creative Package Design: Stacy Park's Accordion-Box Sewing Kit

In London, the Royal Ballet School is linked to the Royal Opera House by this structure, known as the Bridge of Aspiration: When Stacy Park was a design student at Pratt Institute, she was given the assignment to "choose a brand and design a sewing kit for the male consumer keeping in relation to the brand image." The brand she went with was the RBS, and she took the Bridge as inspiration for the form. Here's what she came up with: Threads, needles, scissor, patches, needle threader, s...
Tags: Design, London, Rbs, Packaging, Royal Opera House, Pratt Institute, Royal Ballet School, Stacy Park


Acclaimed Tenor Johan Botha, 51

The tenor Johan Botha, who performed for more than two decades at the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Vienna State Opera, died Thursday morning in Vienna.
Tags: Art, New York, Milan, London, People, Royal Opera House, Teatro Alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Johan Botha, Vienna State Opera


The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

  What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? The design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top classical music cities. In addition to the venues mentioned below, there’s the beautiful architecture of the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Helsinki and the fabulous Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, which scores a double whammy as it is also noted for its record-beating acoustics. And for sheer romance, you can’t beat a balmy open...
Tags: Travel, Art, Asia, Europe, Music, New York, Milan, London, Australia, Boston, Berlin, Los Angeles, World, Architecture, Beijing, Vienna


Let rip at the opera, but don’t be a boor | Yvonne Roberts

You don’t have to sit in the dark and clap politely. It’s time to remember what live shows are aboutSex, miscarriage, murder, insanity and suicide are the staple of every TV soap, often several times a week. But on stage at the Royal Opera House last Thursday, in a production of Lucia di Lammermoor, directed by Katie Mitchell such themes were greeted with boos from some of the audience; others cheered.The story concerns Lucia tricked into marriage to preserve the family fortunes; Lucia’s lover r...
Tags: Theatre, UK News, Culture, Stage, William Shakespeare, Opera, Royal Opera House, Mitchell, Katie Mitchell, Lucia, Donizetti, Yvonne Roberts


Dame Judi Dench wins record eighth Olivier award

81-year-old cements position as an all-time stage great with best supporting actress award, as Denise Gough wins best actressShe is one of Britain’s most loved and decorated actors, with a 60-year career that has seen her lauded as one of the finest Shakespeareans of her generation and most people’s favourite Bond boss.On Sunday, her position as one of the all-time stage greats was cemented when she was awarded a record eighth Olivier award. The prize, given at a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera...
Tags: London, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Stage, Judi Dench, Opera, English National Opera (ENO), West End, Royal Opera House, Imelda Staunton, Dame Judi Dench, Bond, Olivier awards


Judi Dench wins record eighth Olivier award

81-year-old cements position as an all-time stage great with best supporting actress award, as Denise Gough wins best actressShe is one of Britain’s most loved and decorated actors, with a 60-year career that has seen her lauded as one of the finest Shakespeareans of her generation and most people’s favourite Bond boss.On Sunday her position as one of the all-time stage greats was cemented when she was awarded a record eighth Olivier award. The prize, given at a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera ...
Tags: London, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Stage, Judi Dench, Opera, English National Opera (ENO), West End, Royal Opera House, Imelda Staunton, Bond, Olivier awards, Denise Gough


The Olivier awards 2016 red carpet – in pictures

Judi Dench! Eddie Izzard! Cyndi Lauper! The toast of theatreland arrive at the Royal Opera House in London – and everyone just wants to have fun Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, London, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Awards and prizes, Stage, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Kenneth Branagh, Royal Opera House, Olivier awards, Adrian Lester, Judi Dench Eddie Izzard Cyndi Lauper



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