Semiramide, Penelope and Salome in the not so distant future

I guess everybody knows by now that JDD had to pull out of the European dates of the Ariodante tour. But there will be plenty of JDD in London later this year, as Semiramide is finally taking place this November at ROH and she has two dates and a Masterclass scheduled at Wiggy at the end of that production.

ROH returns to the Roundhouse for Il ritorno d’Ulisse (Christine Rice as Penelope) next January, which gives yours truly hope that in a year or two we’ll see a Poppea at the Roundhouse as well 😉 you never know. The news about this Ulisse has somehow bypassed me thus far so it was very welcome today.

January is for once busy, as Salome is about as well. Can’t say I’m the biggest Byström fan, but Michaela Schuster is Herodias. Now that I’m older and wiser I’d really like to see her again in Die Frau ohne Schatten. But I suppose she can do ornery as well 😉


About dehggial

opera lover with a predilection for Mozart and Baroque

Posted on April 12, 2017, in royal opera house and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. i’m eyeing that Ulisse! though i’m not too optimistic about seeing Christine Rice as Nerone due to recent casting tilt… so they’ll likely put her for Ottavia or whatever and bring in some guy with “proper male body” for the other roles…


  2. Hey, I looked up the ROH Semiramide and it seems from the length of performance that it is not further cut after all, so the same version as in Munich (which did cut an Idreno aria, bad enough because Brownlee is fabulous).

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    • I am looking forward to hearing Brownlee live, as much as he has to sing (can’t for the life of me think of any of Idreno’s arias… not with two mezzos in the mix 😉 ).


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