You want wallpaper? Bricks? A ceiling or two? Il trittico opened the Royal Opera House's 2011-12 season tonight. A different set designer was employed for each of the three operas, but somehow the familiar fingerprints of director Richard Jones are evident throughout.
Il Tabarro / Gianni Schicchi - English Touring Opera - Hackney Empire, 4 March 2011
A date in E8 may not sound like touring to most, but it does bring in a completely different crowd from Covent Garden. Last year's ETO dates at the Linbury Studio were packed with regular operagoers, but a lot of the Hackney Empire audience were exactly the same people you see at the panto.