CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.
Almeida Opera stages three cantatas inspired by Monteverdi. Jonathan Dove returns to Almeida Opera with L'altra Euridice, a monodrama for baritone and small baroque ensemble to a text by the Italian fabulist Italo Calvino. Pluto is here to tell his side of the story. Part lecture demonstration, part howl of rage, the God of the Underworld reveals his love for Euridice and the real story behind her abduction. L'altra Euridice is Jonathan Dove's theatre music at its most passionate, dark and lyrical. Baritone Omar Ebrahim, sings Pluto. Stuart Stratford conducts. The Almeida's newly appointed Jerwood Composer in Association, Elena Langer, sets Ovid's Ariadne letter. The evening starts with Stephen Oliver's Waiting, a piece about the cruelties of anticipation. CompanyAlmeida Opera.DirectorMatthew Richardson.DesignGideon Davey.LightingSimon Mills.MusicStephen Oliver (Music and Text - Waiting).MusicElena Langer (Ariadne).MusicJonathan Dove (L'Altra Euridice).LyricsItalo Calvino (L'Altra Euridice - in a translation by [Adam Pollock]).