TO 11 NOVEM­BER 2015

Pride Life Magazine - - DIARY -

COLI­SEUM, LON­DON

THE BAR­BER OF SEVILLE Set in an el­e­gant vi­sion of 18th-cen­tury Seville, Jonathan Miller’s much-loved pro­duc­tion re­turns to the Coli­seum and re­mains as sidesplit­tingly funny as ever. Sung in English. Go to: eno. org

TO 26 NOVEM­BER 2015 COLI­SEUM, LON­DON

LA BO­HEME Get your han­kies out for this vis­ually stun­ning new pro­duc­tion of one of Puc­cini’s best-loved op­eras of the doomed love af­fair be­tween Rodolfo and Mimi. Sung in English. Go to: eno. org

TO 30 NOVEM­BER 2015 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LON­DON

CAR­MEN Clas­sic pro­duc­tion of Bizet’s much-loved opera re­turns with a host of in­ter­na­tional stars, in­clud­ing Anita Rachvel­ishvili, Elena Max­i­mova, Bryan Hymel, Yonghoon Lee and Jonas Kauf­mann. Go to: roh. org. uk

TO 02 DE­CEM­BER 2015 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LON­DON

ROMEO AND JULIET Clas­sic pro­duc­tion of the Prokofiev bal­let, fea­tur­ing the roles of the star-crossed lovers orig­i­nally cre­ated for Ru­dolf Nureyev and Mar­got Fonteyn. Go to: roh. org. uk

04 TO 18 MARCH 2016 COLI­SEUM, LON­DON

AKHNATEN Book early for this new pro­duc­tion of Philip Glass’s clas­sic opera about the Pharaoh Akhnaten, fol­low­ing on from English Na­tional Opera’s spec­tac­u­lar and awein­spir­ing stag­ing of the com­poser’s Satya­graha and The Per­fect Amer­i­can. Go to: eno. org

TO 15 NOVEM­BER 2015 ABOVE THE STAG, LON­DON

A BRIEF GAY EN­COUNTER Based on Noël Cow­ard’s Brief En­counter, and writ­ten and di­rected by award-win­ning Phil Will­mott, this is Above The Stag’s gay take on the clas­sic weepie made fa­mous by Celia John­son and Trevor Howard. A chance en­counter at a rail­way sta­tion in 1945 leads two men to con­sider how much they must sac­ri­fice in or­der to be to­gether. This evoca­tive, heart­break­ing pro­duc­tion in­vites us to con­sider how far we’ve come and how much we’ve still in com­mon with our grand­fa­ther’s gen­er­a­tion. Go to: abovethestag.com

THE BAR­BER OF SEVILLE

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