Category: Opera

Katisha Returns!

Jonathan Miller’s cast of (almost) thousands production of The Mikado returns to the English National Opera from 21 November.

A smattering of shots from this legendarily entertaining show below.

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Buona sera

Two days, two operas about as radically different as it’s possible to get.

Jonathan Miller’s production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville returns to the English National Opera on Monday, 28 September.

Some shots below.

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Baby did a bad bad thing

Shots from director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Shostakovich’s opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the English National Opera.

The show opens on Saturday, 26 September and runs for 8 performances.

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Light and shadow

Shots from the English National Opera’s incredibly beautiful new production of Tchaikovsky’s opera, The Queen of Spades.

The show opens on 6 June and runs for 9 performances.

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Smoking kills

Shots from the revival of director Calixto Bieito’s extraordinary production of Bizet’s Carmen at the English National Opera.

The show opens on Wednesday 20 May for a 14-performance run, with Justina Gringyte in the title role.

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Liberty leading the people

Some production shots from the radical reworking of Gilbert and Sullivan’s controversial Princess Ida at the Finborough Theatre.

The (extremely entertaining) show runs until 18 April.



Ello Princess

For a while, now, I’ve been searching for a chance to do some theatre advertising shots using a really, really classic look that doesn’t get seen much beyond magazine editorials these days because it’s a bit retro.

So when I was asked to shoot the publicity for Gilbert and Sullivan’s seldom-seen Princess…



Pretty Woman

It’s back to the Coliseum for shots from the English National Opera’s magnificent production of Verdi’s La Traviata, with Elizabeth Zharoff as Violetta and Ben Johnson as Alfredo.

The show opened yesterday and runs for nine performances.



Opera with shoes

Shots from the English National Opera and director Richard Jones’s spectacular production of Wagner’s Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

The show opens on 7 February.



From the archives: Glass houses

To ring in the new year I thought I’d draw from my archive for something big and different.

And so to director Phelim McDermott and designer Julian Crouch — founders of Improbable Theatre — for their ENO / Metropolitan Opera production of Philip Glass’s opera Satyagraha, which looks at the early life of…