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  Royal Opera House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The letters patent remained in the possession of the Opera House until shortly after the First World War, when the document was sold to a north American university library.
It performs operas in their original language and relies on guest artists to play the principal roles in all performances, in contrast to the other permanent opera company in London, the English National Opera, which performs in English and has contracted singers.
The Royal Opera shares the "Orchestra of the Royal Opera House", which is a permanent orchestra of full symphony orchestra size, with the Royal Ballet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Opera_House   (2127 words)

 Royal Opera House: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center).
It performs operas in their original language and relies on guest artists to play the principal roles in all performances, in contrast to the other permanent opera company in London, the English National Opera (additional info and facts about English National Opera), which performs in English and has contracted singers.
They are not students as the term is usually understood as most of them have performed professionally at opera houses of some standing before previously, but the programme is intended to accelerate their careers by gaining experience at one of the world's leading opera companies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/royal_opera_house.htm   (1236 words)

 Encyclopedia: Royal Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Royal Opera House - Floral Hall - Bow Street - London - England - 240404 Photo taken by Tagishsimon on the 24th April 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
The Royal Ballet, which is based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, is the leading ballet company in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Opera House Orchestra and other musicians will be taking part on September 26 with 'Passing the Baton', a series of events which will offer insights into the opportunities available to 21st century musicians...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Royal-Opera-House   (463 words)

 Royal Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This opera house was indeed one of the great memorials to the spirit of modernization that moved him, and to his aim of bringing to his country an atmosphere of modernity and modern civilization covering all aspects of science, education and culture.
The story of the famous Opera "Aida" was chosen from the ancient Egyptians history, to be acted as the first opera of which Verdi was the musical composer.
However, performing the opera was postponed to the 24th of December due to the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war, and Rigoletto for the same composer was presented at the opening ceremony of the Royal Opera House instead.
www.operahouse.gov.eg /operahouse/royal_opera_house.htm   (310 words)

 The Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House was reopened on 20 February 1946 with a performance of Sleeping Beauty in a sumptuous new production designed by Oliver Messel which did much to dispel the post-war gloom.
There was no opera company available for transfer to the Royal Opera House, but David Webster, with his music director Karl Rankl, immediately began to build a comparable resident company.
The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera were granted their Royal Charters in 1956 and 1968 respectively.
www.georgianhousehotel.co.uk /the_royal_opera_house.htm   (543 words)

 Georg Frideric Handel
Four more operas followed in 1712-15, with mixed success; he also wrote music for the church and for court and was awarded a royal pension.
Opera remained his central interest, and with the Academy impresario, Heidegger, he hired the King's Theatre and (after a journey to Italy and Germany to engage fresh singers) embarked on a five-year series of seasons starting in late 1729.
The wide range of expression at his command is shown not only in the operas, with their rich and varied arias, but also in the form he created, the English oratorio, where it is applied to the fates of nations as well as individuals.
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 The Royal Opera House - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her Majesty's Theatre in the Haymarket was the main centre of ballet and opera, but in 1846 after a dispute with the management, Michael Costa, conductor at Her Majesty's, transferred his allegiance to Covent Garden, bringing most of his singers with him.
Winter and summer seasons of opera and ballet were given; in between, the theatre was either closed or offered such diverse fare as film shows, cabarets, lectures and dancing.
Today the Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, granted their Royal Charters in 1956 and 1968 respectively, share equal honours in one of the world's finest and best-loved opera houses.
www.fsz.bme.hu /opera/roh_history.html   (591 words)

 BBC News | ARTS | New fans flock to Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Royal Opera House (ROH), London, is attracting more and more first time visitors, with a third of bookings from people new to the venue, according to new research.
ROH chief executive Tony Hall told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the signs are very encouraging.
New productions of another seven operas will be included in the prestigious venue's 2002/3 season, which includes a total of 20 operas plus a range of ballets.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1898000/1898441.stm   (354 words)

 Der Rosenkavalier @ Royal Opera House
Almost every word of the entire opera could be heard above the orchestral sound, yet in their big solo moments, such as the opening of Act III, the orchestra let the thrills emerge.
If this is Dame Felicity's final performance with the Royal Opera (she is not scheduled to sing in the 2004-5 season) it will be a sad loss to the company.
The Royal Opera will be staging two other Strauss operas between now and the end of the season (Arabella and Ariadne auf Naxos).
www.musicomh.com /opera/rosenkavalier-2.htm   (682 words)

 AIM25: Royal Opera House: Royal Opera House
The Italian Opera ceased in 1892, and the theatre became the Royal Opera House.
In 1980, the freehold of the building passed to the Government for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd, which is the parent company of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the ROH.
Microfilm copies of 19th century scores and libretti of Verdi Opera's held at the ROH Archive, are held at the American Institute for Verdi Studies, New York University.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/93/7248.htm   (1708 words)

 Toppest Opera News and Opera Website Directory
Detroit Opera House Michigan Opera Theatre, cited by the Detroit media as 'One of the city's cultural jewels,' is the State of Michigan's premiere opera company serving as a state wide cultural reosurce committed to producing the very best professional productions.
Royal Opera House The Royal Opera was formed as the Covent Garden Opera Company in 1946, but behind it lies a tradition of operatic performance which goes back for more than 260 years at its home in Covent Garden.
Vancouver Opera Vancouver Opera is one of the largest performing arts organization in British Columbia and the third largest opera company in Canada.
www.toppest.com /opera.htm   (741 words)

 SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society | Opera access for the socially excluded
Eddie Kearns is standing outside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, his hands in the pockets of his jeans, looking a little nervous.
Opera was for the middle classes and aristocracy, but it shouldn't be like that.
Whether or not the Paul Hamlyn Foundation matinees are an opera buff's fantasy - a reworking of the Eliza Doolittle story - does not seem to matter.
society.guardian.co.uk /socialexclusion/story/0,11499,1438259,00.html   (1079 words)

 Turandot @ Royal Opera House, London
While continuing his hold on the 19th century Italian opera tradition in conventional arias such as Nessun dorma, Tu che di gel and Signore, ascolta, the composer pushes back the frontiers to emphasise the story's oriental and savage aspects.
While Andrei Serban's classic production for the Royal Opera is frequently stodgy, it nevertheless succeeds in capturing the atmosphere of the volatile society that the opera portrays, as the current revival shows.
In particular the final moments of the opera, in which Turandot and Calaf embrace, are dominated by a slow procession across the stage carrying the dead servant Liu, who died to show Turandot the meaning of love.
www.musicomh.com /opera/turandot-2.htm   (745 words)

 Covent Garden Opera House
He turned to oratorios and gave a royal performance (to George II) of the Messiah in 1743 which was a success and started the custom of oratorio performances every Lent at Covent garden.
The fire of 1808 destroyed the theatre and the second one was built by Sir Robert Smirke.
Opera goers enjoyed many seasons however between seasons the theatre put on many other forms of entertainment among which were the Promenade concerts of Jullien.
www.covent-garden.co.uk /Histories/operahouse.html   (453 words)

 "A History of the Lyric Opera House, where The Baltimore Opera Company Performs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Conductors and performers share an enthusiasm for the "glorious Lyric sound." It is because of the unique acoustical qualities and the splendor of its interior that public officials were anxious to renovate this cultural and architectural landmark.
In the summer of 1979 the renovation of the Lyric Opera House began.
This is the first phase in a construction plan that is intended to expand and maintain the historic Lyric Opera House as the premiere artistic venue in the city.
www.baltimoreopera.com /lyric/historical.asp   (509 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | There are now two major opera houses looking for new bosses
Meanwhile the house itself careers from one near disaster to the next, shedding committed and expert staff left, right and centre, and as far as the opera season is concerned, veering between the competent and the disastrous.
If problems at the Opera House, like the poor, are always with us, it is on the other hand unusual to have to wonder about the day-to-day management down in the Sussex countryside.
Perhaps he misunderstood the secret of Glyndebourne's success as a privately funded opera house over all these years, which has made sure it could deliver a quality product, within narrowly defined parameters, to an audience that knows what to expect and is willing to pay for it.
www.guardian.co.uk /friday_review/story/0,3605,394977,00.html   (1030 words)

 Royal Opera House - 'Peter Grimes' : From Planning To Performance
The journey to a performance on the Royal Opera House stage is an exciting one, involving many different elements.
The opera opens in a crowded court in a Suffolk fishing village, The Borough.
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is one of the world’s most famous lyric theatres and its history dates back to 1732...
www.rohedpetergrimes.org.uk   (427 words)

 Royal Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The biggest excavation yet in 'Lundenwic' has been on the site of the extension to the Royal Opera House (which is situated behind the camera).
This was very different to the side roads which were very shallow, and it is probable that this was the 'King's Highway', built and maintained at public expense.
On either side were flimsy houses of wattle and daub.
www.archaeology.co.uk /ca/timeline/roman/london/roh.htm   (220 words)

 Independent Online Edition > News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Royal Opera House is installing hi-tech recording equipment which will eventually enable it to issue some of its greatest productions on DVD.
The move was prompted by the knowledge that the music business was becoming "more visually orientated" - at the same time as the traditional recording business is regarded as slowly dying, Mr Pappano said yesterday at the launch of its 2005-06 season.
Opera lovers unite to demand resignation of ENO chairman
enjoyment.independent.co.uk /theatre/news/article2817.ece   (322 words)

Opera Bastille (Sept 27th 2003) "There was one sensational and unexpected change of cast.
It was anounced that Sondra Radvanovsky was unwell and would act Helene while the role was sung from the side by........and the announcer gabbled the name so she could scuttle off before the groans started.
Nelly Miricioiu and Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia are a potent mix, as was demonstrated at the OPERA DE MARSEILLE (October 8)..........one of the few sopranos today able to inpart dramatic potency to the bel canto idiom.
www.opera-singer.com   (1088 words)

 Hamlet @ The Royal Opera House
Indeed, notwithstanding the opera's title, this is really Ophelia's show, and Natalie Dessay is extremely well cast.
She looks suitably waif-like, but has a voice belying her size and, crucially, appears to float the extremely high tessitura with ease (all the more remarkable given that, two years ago, she was suffering such serious vocal problems that it was feared she would not sing again).
This is not an opera that will make you cry - it may even make the unwary laugh.
www.musicomh.com /opera/hamlet.htm   (729 words)

 Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
When the Vienna State Opera went on tour from 1947 to 1948, Elisabeth joined them and was able to travel to Europe's leading opera houses.
With the Vienna State Opera, she made her debut at London's Royal Opera House on 16 September 1947 as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and her La Scala debut on 28 December 1948 as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.
Her real debut at the Royal Opera House was as Pamina in Die Zauberföte on 16 January 1948 and her real La Scala debut was in a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis on 29 Jun 1950.
sopranos.freeservers.com /elisabet.htm   (815 words)

 London Colleges: Royal Opera House and College of North West London
Among the students placed, two spend a year working at London's Royal Opera House restaurants where head chef Stephen Turner oversees them as they work in four different kitchens serving a regularly changing menu to over 300 people every day.
However, once a year, rather than visit him at the Royal Opera House, all the students welcome Stephen Turner to the college instead, for a Guest Chef Night at the Tower training restaurant in Wembley.
Angolan student Celso da Costa, who was studying at the college last year, enjoyed the experience so much, and impressed the team at Royal Opera House restaurants that he worked additional days at the restaurants to those required by his course.
www.londoncolleges.com /career/placements/articles/91.aspx   (409 words)

 BBC News | ARTS | Opera ticket price freeze
The ROH has faced on-going complaints that the only way to be sure of getting tickets to the opera is by becoming a Friend of Covent Garden and donating a sum of money.
Launching the ROH's new season, Mr Hall said it had increased the number of performances for both opera and ballet from 256 to 272.
The Royal Ballet also announced on Wednesday that ballet star Deborah Bull is to be the Artistic director of two of the Royal Opera House's smaller venues.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1373000/1373848.stm   (470 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Populist's bid for top job hits sour note with Royal Opera
Raymond Gubbay, renowned for staging operas that please the crowds, has failed to amuse the Royal Opera House, which has rejected his application for the post of executive director.
Heather Newill, of headhunters AT Kearney, who were hired by the ROH to find an executive director, wrote to Mr Gubbay to tell him of the ROH's decision.
She said they decided it was "inappropriate for a company to run the Opera House," adding: "Should you wish to apply personally, they will consider your application in the light of the criteria they have drawn up for all applicants."
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,391515,00.html   (465 words)

 Royal Opera Says Vilar in Breach of Pledge - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the latest sour note in the relationship between Britain's leading opera house and the Cuban-born financier, who was arrested in New York in May on charges of business fraud.
In a statement, the Royal Opera House said Vilar was in "material breach" of his 1999 pledge of $17 million to the company's development fund.
Besides the $17 million he donated to the Royal Opera House, Vilar gave $20 million to the Metropolitan Opera in New York and $14 million to St. Petersburg's Kirov Opera.
www.forbes.com /home/feeds/ap/2005/07/27/ap2160350.html   (792 words)

 B.co BA Interview with Tony Hall of the Royal Opera House
He has been attending performances at the Royal Opera House since he was a student and he has gradually moved seats down the House.
A policy committee, comprising senior managers of the Opera House, met regularly to consider and share matters of corporate importance, such as the website, the use of the big screen and union issues.
Although the proportion of public funding at the Royal Opera House (currently 33%) was much higher than in the United States, it was dropping.
www.ballet.co.uk /magazines/yr_02/nov02/interview_tony_hall.htm   (2568 words)

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