Music Opera Theatre

Today in London: Friday 17 May 2013

By | Published on Tuesday 14 May 2013

La Donna Del Lago

So this is one of those ‘days of ideas’, Pack Rat Day. Basically the ‘idea’ of it is pro-hoarding, aka that it’s okay to hoard things. Only in America. So to fly in the Pack Ratty face of all that, this is a fairly minimalist chic arrangement of cultural dainties…


Noise Of Art’s 100 Years Of An Art Of Noises, Village Underground, 17 May
The bill at live promotions co Noise Of Art’s intricately-titled celebration of a centenary of electronica (aka 100 years since Italian futurist Luigi Russolo shared his ‘Manifesto For An Art of Noises’ and designed the world’s first synthesiser) is capped by ‘The Village’ actress Maxine Peake and her band, Eccentronic Research Council, and features Fil OK, Deadstock 33s, Jim Stanton and Scottee. Details and tickets here.


La Donna Del Lago, Royal Opera House, 17 May – 11 Jun (pictured)
John Fulljames directs a cast of international warblers inc Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, and Justina Gringyte  in Rossini’s torrid 1819 opera, which is based (as you may have guessed) on Walter Scott’s ‘The Lady of the Lake‘. King James V is entranced when he meets a beautiful woman, Elena, in the Highlands, but is dismayed to learn her father is his enemy, Douglas. Elena, meanwhile, is in love, but not with James V or her fiancée. Details and tickets here.


Hound, Vibe Gallery at The Biscuit Factory, 17 May – 9 Jun
Shocking nudity! Explicit scenes! Opium! An extraordinary spectacle of visionary images both verbal and visual! All are on the somewhat naughty cards in Wet Paint Theatre and ‘gonzo playwright’ Chris Ward’s debauched new tell-all charting the ‘timeless life’ of vagrant Victorian bard Francis Thompson. Details and tickets here.

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