Capriccio in Concert

Royal Opera House , Covent Garden Friday July 19 2013 19:30

Andrew Davis conducts a concert performance of Richard Strauss's last opera: a light-hearted glance at the relative importance of music, poetry, dance and theatre, set as an opera within an opera.

Renée Fleming stars as Madeleine, the Countess torn between two suitors: Olivier, a poet (Christian Gerhaher) and Flamand, a composer (Andrew Staples). The rest of the cast includes Peter Rose (La Roche), Bo Skovhus (The Count), Christine Rice (Clairon), Mary Plazas and Barry Banks (Italian Singers).

(Note: tenor Joseph Kaiser has had to withdraw from the role of the Composer.)

Venue name: Royal Opera House
Address: Bow St
Opening hours: Check website for show times
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Price: £97-£100