Even a dog can’t run away with the show when Roberto Alagna is on stage. As the sweetly silly farmhand in “L’Elisir d’Amore,” now at London’s Royal Opera House, the tenor hogs the limelight with his seductive voice and athletic belly flops.
“I get so absorbed in my roles, it’s like a drug,” says opera star Jonas Kaufmann . “I have to remember to keep control. I don’t want to end up really killing the soprano. I just want to make it look like it.”
When the Royal Opera House agreed to coproduce Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” management hoped for something dazzling. Then Lluis Pasqual’s staging opened in Paris. It was dismal, and it was heading their way.
Peter Doherty is returning to music after years of being in the headlines for his personal life. The one-time fiance of Kate Moss, friend of Amy Winehouse and drug addict is playing a solo show on Friday.