Blog: Opera is postponed due to Brexit – Slipped Disc

Opera is postponed due to Brexit

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norman lebrecht

April 01, 2021

The Teatro Real in Madrid has delayed the opening of Peter Grimes by 11 days and another opera indefinitely.

The reasons given are: a delay in the artists’ arrival to the rehearsals, caused by the restrictions in mobility and the bureaucratic obstacles of Brexit (most of the artists are British) and also to a complete readjustment of the rehearsal schedule, which could not continue in the Theatre’s rehearsal rooms due to the large number of participants in the opera.

Peter Grimes, with musical direction by Ivor Bolton, stage direction by Deborah Warner has Allan Clayton in the title role. It is a co-pro with Covent Garden, Paris and Rome.

George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence will, for similar reasons, be postponed to a future season.

 

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