A world premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, this new opera by the British composer Philip Venables is an important adaptation of a radical and much-discussed 20th-century play by British playwright Sarah Kane.
Schubert’s haunting song cycle is reinterpreted through Hans Zender’s startling orchestration and theatrically adapted for the stage to evoke the abrasive cabaret style of post-Weimar Germany, telling The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise - a story of the loss of love.
Sasha Regan returns with another of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular operas, the wonderful HMS Pinafore. Telling the story of love that transcends social stations, this opera is full of silliness and joyous music.
An excellent cast including Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform The Royal Opera’s first production of Enescu’s operatic masterpiece, directed by acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus.