Starting May 1, the Royal Opera House will present a new staging of Karol Szymanowski’s sumptuously scored opera, Król Roger [King Roger]. According to the ROH website, “Kasper Holten’s new production (The Royal Opera’s first) finds in Roger’s indecision an expression of the struggle we all face – the struggle between intelligence and instinct in what is the innate duality of human nature.” Król Roger will be sung in Polish by an all-star cast that includes two Polish artists: baritone Mariusz Kwiecień, who has been championing the title role of this opera around the world in recent new productions, and mezzo-soprano Agnes Zwierko, who will sing the role of Deaconess.
Friday, May 1, 2015 6.30pm; Saturday, May 9, 2015 6pm; Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6.30pm; Saturday, May 16, 2015 6pm; Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6.30pm
Kwiecień and Zwierko sing Król Roger at ROH
Royal Opera House
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, UK
Tickets & Info: www.roh.org.uk