Monday, September 23, 2019

Theatre

Edinburgh Festival 2016: ‘Shake’ a pop-theatre twist on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

The 2016 Edinburgh International Festival is celebrating the influence of Shakespeare and re-interpretations of his work, to mark 400 years since his death.  We'll be taking a closer look at three productions from countries which...

Time-travelling Back to 1900: an eye-popping Tosca in Rome

For decades, “historically-informed performance practice” has given audiences the chance to hear music as the composer may have heard it. But in terms of opera, why not what the composer saw? Alessandro Talevi's 2015 production of Tosca for...

Tell Me the Truth About Love Review – Streetwise Opera’s Wedding Party Packs a...

The room is covered in confetti. There’s a huge wedding cake. Royal Northern Sinfonia make a superior wedding band. Guests are milling around in their finery – and suddenly start to sing the cabaret song by...

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2017 Season

 Barrington Stage Company has announced its 2017 season, featuring dramas, musicals, and thrillers. The first show will be the Creative Place International/AND Theatre Company’s production ofKunstler (May 18-June 10), by Jeffrey Sweet, about a defense lawyer whose...

La Forza del Destino Review – Sprawling Saga Brought Into Sharper Focus

"Rabble Rousers” is the title for Welsh National Opera’s spring season. Alongside revivals of Tosca and Don Giovanni, its centrepiece is a new staging of La Forza del Destino. It’s the first in a trilogy of Verdi...

Home Alone, With a Few Pills: Franz Xaver Kroetz’s ‘Request Concert’

With its task-based script, Request Concert may remind some of Chantal Akerman’s 1975 film Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, tightly shot inside a small apartment. The pairing of everyday housework with suicide...

Eugene Onegin Review – a Grand Production of Tchaikovsky’s Masterpiece

Eugene Onegin is the exception to the rule that great operas have lives of their own, independent of their literary sources. It is a masterpiece, but impossible to detach from Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel on which it...

New York Times Discontinues Tri-State Theatre Coverage

Theatres in New Jersey, Connecticut, and various New York counties will no longer be regularly reviewed in the paper of record. What now? BY DIEP TRAN NEW YORK CITY: And another one bites the dust. On Aug....

The San Francisco Theatre Will Produce Plays by Mia Chung and Christopher Chen

 Crowded Fire Theater has announced its 2017 season, which will feature two plays. First up will be Your For Me For You by Mia Chung (March 9-April 1, 2017). The play is about two Korean sisters who...

Marriage of Figaro Review – Ireland’s New Opera

Aproduction of the greatest of all operatic comedies is as good a way as any of launching a new opera company. Irish National Opera was created last year at the behest of the Arts Council of...

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