Great Britain Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The 2018-19 season continues with Simon Boccanegra. With Hrachuhi Bassenz, Francesco Meli, Carlos Álvarez, Mark Rucker, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Simon Shibambu, c. Henrik Nánási, p. Elijah Moshinsky, d. Michael Yeargan and Peter J. Hall. December 1, 5, 10 Carmen. With Eleonora Buratto, Yaritza Véliz, Ksenia Dudnikova, Aigul Akhmetshina, Brian Jagde, François Piolino, Alexander Vinogradov, Dominic Sedgwick, Germán E. Alcántara, Jean Teitgen, c. Keri-Lynn Wilson, p. Barrie Kosky, d. Katrin Lea Tag. December 4, 8, 11, 14, 19m, 22 Hänsel und Gretel (np). With Jennifer Davis, Haegee Lee, Christina Gansch, Hanna Hipp, Michaela Schuster, Gerhard Siegel, James Rutherford, c. Sebastian Weigle, p. and d. Antony McDonald. December 13, 17, 21m, 27, 29a www.roh.org.uk English National Opera’s 2018-19 season continues at the london coliseum with La Bohème. With Natalya Romaniw, Nadine Benjamin, Jonathan Tetelman, Nicholas Lester, Božidar Smiljanić/Matthew Durkan, David Soar/David Ireland, Simon Butteriss, c. Alexander Joel/Valentina Peleggi, p. Jonathan Miller, rev. Natascha Metherell, d. Isabella Bywater. December 1m, 3, 6, 8, January 29, February 2, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16m, 20, 22 War Requiem (Britten). With Emma Bell, David Butt Philip, Roderick Williams, c. Martyn Brabbins, p. Daniel Kramer, d. Wolfgang Tillmans and Nasir Mazhar. December 4, 7 Lucia di Lammermoor. With Sarah Tynan, Sarah Pring, Eleazar Rodríguez, Michael Colvin, Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Lester Lynch, Clive Bayley, c. Stuart Stratford/James Hendry, p. David Alden, d. Charles Edwards and Brigitte Reiffenstuel. December 5 www.eno.org
Throughout this section the sign ** indicates a premiere and the sign * a work new to the locality. The letter a indicates a morning performance, m a matinee and e an evening performance. Conductor, producer and designer are shown as c., p., d. An oblique stroke between names indicates different performers alternating in one role.
Opera, December 2018
Opera North’s 2018-19 season continues with Silent Night (Puts). With Máire Flavin, Rupert Charlesworth, Quirijn de Lang, Timothy Nelson, Richard Burkhard, Geoffrey Dolton, c. Nicholas Kok, p. Tim Albert, d. Hannah Clark For dates and venues see ‘Opera calendar home’ www.operanorth.co.uk Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera have no UK performances during December. London. The 2019 season at opera holland park has been announced with first nights as follows: Manon Lescaut (np), with Elizabeth Llewellyn, Peter Auty, Paul Carey Jones, c. Peter Robinson, p. Karolina Sofulak, d. George Leigh (June 4); Un ballo in maschera (np), with Anne Sophie Duprels, Rosalind Plowright, Matteo Lippi, George von Bergen, c. Matthew Kofi Waldren, p. Rodula Gaitanou, d. tba (June 8); L’arlesiana (Cilea—np), with Fflur Wyn, Yvonne Howard, Samantha Price, James Cleverton, c. Dane Lam, p. Oliver Platt, d. Alyson Cummins (July 20); Il segreto di Susanna (np), with Clare Presland, Richard Burkhard, c. John Andrews, p. John Wilkie, d. takis, in a double bill with Iolanta (np), with Natalya Romaniw, David Butt Philip, Grant Doyle, Ashley Riches, Mikhail Svetlov, c. Sian Edwards, p. Olivia Fuchs, d. takis (July 22). Juilliard415 performs Dido and Aeneas on June 9. www.operahollandpark.com Wormsley. The 2019 season at garsington opera has been announced with first nights as follows: The Bartered Bride (np), with Natalya Romaniw, Marie McLaughlin, Brenden Gunnell, Stuart Jackson, Joshua Bloom, c. Jac van Steen, p. Paul Curran, d. Kevin Knight (May 29); Don Giovanni (np), with Camila Titinger, Sky Ingram, Jonathan McGovern, David Ireland, c. Douglas Boyd, p. Michael Boyd, d. Tom Piper (May 30); Fantasio (Offenbach)*, with Jennifer France, Hanna Hipp, Timothy Robinson, c. Justin Doyle, p. Martin Duncan, d. Francis O’Connor (June 14); The Turn of the Screw (np), with Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon, c. Richard Farnes, p. Louisa Muller, d. Christopher Oram (July 1); Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (concert), c. Laurence Cummings (July 24). www.garsingtonopera.org
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