The Royal Opera House has announced its 2014-15 season with many of the great stars attached to sing at the theater. Jonas Kaufmann, Annetrebko, Placido Domingo, Nina Stemme, Vittorio Girgolo, Bryn Terfel, Anne Sophe Von Otter, Kristine Opolais, Mariusz Kwiecien. Dimitri Hvorostovsky, and Rolando Villazon.
Compete List of Operas
Anna Nicole Mark-Anthony Turnage Dir: Richard Jones Cond: Antonio Pappano
A tale of sex, celebrity and scandal: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera explores the dramatic life and death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Anna Nicole – Eva-Maria Westbroek
Virgie – Susan Bickley
The Lawyer Stern – Rodney Gilfry
Old Man Marshall – Alan Oke
Blossom – Allison Cook
Doctor – Andrew Rees
Larry King – Peter Hoare
Aunt Kay – Rebecca de Pont Davies
Billy – Grant Doyle
Mayor – Wynne Evans
Donald – Jeremy White
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
11 | 16 | 18 | 20 | 24 September at 7.30pm; 13 September at 7pm
Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi Dir: David McVicar Cond: Maurizio Benini (except 6 Oct) / Paul Griffiths (6 Oct)
Corruption and innocence collide in Verdi’s remarkable opera. David McVicar’s staging emphasizes the depravity at the heart of the court of Mantua.
Duke of Mantua – Saimir Pirgu (12, 15, 20 mat, 23, 27, 30 Sept; 3, 6 Oct) / Piero Pretti (17, 21 mat Sept)