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 and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
With it's intermingling of the serious and the comic, the world of Keiser's Croesus has much in common with that of Shakespeare's late comedies. The score is striking for it's sheer variety. Arias of gorgeous melodic expressiveness are interspersed with ravishing duets, dramatically telling ensembles and dance music of bracing rhythmic thrust. Keiser fervently believed that 'the chief aim of music is the expression of the emotions', and he hits the target squarely in an opera of gloriously lively invention. Sung in English. Running time 3 hours