Performances

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 11:15AM & WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 1:00PM

“Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 11:15AM

Javier Camarena and Antonino Siragusa have chosen the Liceu for their debut as the Duke of Mantua, starring beside Carlos Álvarez, Àngel Òdena -which also makes his debut as Rigoletto- and Leo Nucci, in this luxury production. Rigoletto, based on a play by Victor Hugo, is part of the operatic canon and was censored before the premiere for criticizing the monarchy of the

Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s gorgeous production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with two wonderful casts including Roderick Williams as Papageno and Janai Brugger as Pamina.

Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The

Donizetti’s La Favorite at the Bayerische Staatsoper presents a cast of outstanding bel canto singers: star mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the seductive Léonor de Guzman, Matthew Polenzani as her desperate lover Fernand, and Mariusz Kwiecień as King Alphonse.

Numerous myths surround the historical figure of Léonore de Guzman, mistress of King Alfons XI of Castile, who becomes embroiled within an