wno le vin herbe-caitlin hulcupiseult tom randle tristan ©robertworkman-027_01For the second year running a production by Polly Graham has won Best Opera Production in the Wales Theatre Awards. Her staging of Frank Martin Le Vin Herbé for Welsh National Opera received great critical acclaim and as Zaubertrank is about to open at Lokremise, St Gallen on February with performances on February 2, 6, 7, 11, 14 & 18.

Polly Graham Swiss début

January 22, 2018

Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldePolly Graham directs Frank Martin Zaubertrank (Le Vin Herbé) for Theater St Gallen at The Lokremise St Gallen conducted by Hermes Helfricht.  The production opens on February 2 and there are further performances on February 6, 7, 11, 14 & 18. Originally conceived for Welsh National Opera, Graham’s spare but compelling take on the Tristan and Iseult legend won critical acclaim and was recently featured in The Stage ‘Best Opera and Dance of the year 2017’.

Circa.org.au acrobatsConductor Natalie Murray Beale and mezzo Kate Howden take to the road again with Il Ritorno Circa Contemporary Circus’s hugely successful production based on Monteverdi Il Ritorno d’Ulisse. They tour to California for performances on January 23 – Musco Center for the Arts, Orange County, January 26 – Mondavi Arts Center, UC Davis and February 4 – Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Samuel Boden
Photo: Marco BorggreveTenor Samuel Boden sings his first Telemaco The Return of Ulysses for The Royal Opera at The Roundhouse, London on January 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 & 21, 2018. The new production is by John Fulljames with Christian Curnyn directing the Orchestra of the Early Opera Company.

Harry Fehr - Director c. Alex BrennerDirector Harry Fehr’s staging of L’elisir d’amore (Elskovsdrikken) for Den Jyske Opera has been nominated in the Production of the Year category of the Theatre Experiences of the Year by cphculture.dk. “…his visually beautiful production [is] a triumph, one that would grace the stage of any opera house in the world.”****Klassik