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Madama Butterfly and Ulysses: the opera to book now for January

The best productions to book for early 2018

By Neil Norman  

The Return of Ulysses

Royal Opera at the Roundhouse, London, 10th to 21st January

Following their successful collaboration with Orfeo in 2015 the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse buddy up once again for Monteverdi’s awesome Baroque opera. His magisterial score penetrates the characters’ psychology with astonishing musical and dramatic skill. Its enduring popularity is allegedly due to the plentiful components of sex, gore and the supernatural. This new production performed in English and directed by John Fulljames is set in the round and includes Roderick Williams as Ulysses and Christine Rice as…

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