Through a lonely childhood the Princess Sakura mourns the death of her brother and the slow disintegration of her once allpowerful father the Emperor of the Chrysanthemum Throne, who, broken by the death of his son, allows his new wife to take control of his kingdom.
Rodelinda is an epic story of love, power and mistaken identity. Bertarido has been driven from his kingdom by Grimoaldo and is presumed dead, leaving behind his grieving wife, Rodelinda. Grimoaldo will imprison Rodelinda unless she agrees to marry him, thereby allowing him to seize Bertarido's throne for himself. But then the exiled king returns in disguise…
A tragic tale of passion, revenge and sacrifice, Verdi’s masterpiece follows the story of the lowly jester Rigoletto, the daughter he loves and the Duke he serves.
Acclaimed director Christopher Alden retells Verdi’s opera through the patriarchal setting of a 19th-century gentleman's club, with sumptuous costumes and rich period detail. Featuring some of the composer’s most immediately recognisable music, including 'La donna è mobile' (Women abandon us), this is a must-see new production of a classic of the opera repertoire.
The bleak, enclosed world of a fishing village provides the backdrop for the story of fisherman Peter Grimes and his uneasy relationship with the other inhabitants. Following the death of Grimes's apprentice, the community presumes Grimes to be guilty. Although he is cleared of any blame, the villagers no longer trust him, and when his new apprentice accidentally falls to his death, Grimes spirals towards a tragic breakdown.