The Royal Opera House have unveiled their plans for the 2014/15 season, which features several artists from Rayfield Allied.
The new season opens with Mark Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole, featuring Grant Doyle as Billy. Rowan Hellier performs in Music Theatre Wales’ new production of Phillip Glass’ The Trial in the Linbury Theatre, where Geoffrey Paterson conducts Glare, a new opera by Sørens Nils Eichberg. Back on the main stage, Eddie Wade sings the role of Fouquier-Tinville in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier.
In February 2015, David McVicar’s production of The Magic Flute will feature two Rayfield Allied artists; Janai Brugger makes her UK and Royal Opera House debut as Pamina, and is joined by Benjamin Bevan as The Speaker. Hubert Francis sings the role of Toby Higgins in the The Rise and Fall Of The City of Mahagonny in a new production directed by John Fulljames. Next spring, Verdi’s La Traviata returns to Covent Garden featuring both Pamela Helen Stephen and Gaynor Keeble in the role of Annina.
During summer 2015, Harrison Birtwistle’s The Cure (a co-production with the Aldeburgh Festival) will receive its London premiere at the Linbury Theatre, alongside his 2009 chamber opera The Corridor. The production is designed by Alison Chitty, conducted by Geoffrey Paterson and features Elizabeth Atherton in the pivotal roles of Medea and Euridice.
At the Royal Ballet Emmanuel Plasson will conduct a Frederick Ashton triple-bill, including Scènes de Ballet and A Month in the Country.