Royal Opera House

Last night at the Linbury

“It’s like Britain’s Got Talent, except all the performers are talented and… there’s no Jedward. Hmmm. Jedward: The Opera, now there’s an idea!” That was how composer – and our compere for the evening – Orlando Gough chose to introduce the first Exposure evening, featuring snapshots of operas in development, which was held last night …

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Cocteau to be Exposed!

    Exposure is a programme of semi-staged performances of works currently in development with ROH2. I’m very excited to announce that Cocteau in the Underworld, the opera I’ve written with the composer Ed Hughes, will be included in the next Exposure evenings. (If you’re wondering, I wrote the words!) Basically, a ten minute extract …

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Off to the opera

I’ve just bought what appeared to be the last available ticket for Thursday night’s performance of The Gambler at the Royal Opera House. It’s an opera by Prokofiev based on the novel by Dostoevsky. I’m very excited. Here’s the synopsis: Everything can turn on the spin of the wheel… Prokofiev’s opera is packed with action …

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