The best productions to book for early 2018by Neil Norman / December 14, 2017 / Leave a comment
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 Penelope. If any opera has a “wow” factor, this is it.