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.
Spinalba was written in 1739 and first performed at the Ribeira Palace in Lisbon. The libretto involves false identities, love scenes and madness, while Almeidaâs appealing and expressive music concentrates on the sentimental rather than the comic possibilities It will be sung in the English translation by Rodney Blumer which was made for the only other UK production of the opera in 1979. What promises to be a highly enjoyable and entertaining operatic event is not to be missed.