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Mixed results from the ENO and ROH in their seasonal away games

A trip to the Globe brings out the best in Royal Opera House’s Kasper Holten while a tick-boxing visit to Ambika P3 for Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face doesn’t do the ENO any favours

12 April 2014

9:00 AM

12 April 2014

9:00 AM


ROH, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, in rep until 12 April

Powder Her Face

ENO, Ambika P3, in rep until 19 April

It’s been a spring tradition for several years now for English National Opera to present small-scale productions in various venues around London. But this year the Royal Opera followed suit, heading across the Thames to the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. Ahead of the announcement of its solid but mainly safe 2014–15 season, we also learned that the ROH will present Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in English at the Roundhouse in Camden next year — a rather more blatant incursion into ENO territory.

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