Tag Archives: 2016

The Queen of Spades – London

Opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, presented by Holland Park Opera, in their 2016 season.

“The nightmarish hallucinatory quality of the music in the final scenes is reflected in lighting designer Simon Corder’s shifting play of light and shadows.” – Clare Colvin, Daily Express, 7 August 2016

“There are some wonderful moments early on, where sudden tricks of light make Herman’s social world look sinister and grotesque, and we become acutely aware of the proximity of reality and nightmare in his mind.” – Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 3 August 2016 Continue reading

Manon Lescaut – Parma, Valencia, Bilbao

Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Presented by Teatro Regio di Parma, November 2005. The production was revived at Palau De Les Arts, Valencia in December 2014 – conducted by Plácido Domingo. Manon Lescaut was revived again by ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao, February 2016. Continue reading