06th April 2017 19:30
Royal Opera House, Clore Studio Upstairs
Bow St, London, WC2E 9DD
In the shadow of every tryst and passionate liaison lurks the figure of heartbreak.  In partnership with the Royal Opera House, we explore a dramatic and soul destroying world of love and loss as told through poetry and opera throughout the ages.

In celebration of the season of epic heartbreak and tragedy spanning II TrovatoreLa Traviata and Adriana Lecouvreur at the Royal Opera House, join us on a journey from Donne to Dante, Shelley to Sexton by way of Verdi and Cilea. Featuring live poetry and operatic performance.

Peggy Reynolds is Professor of English Literature at Queen Mary University. Winner of the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize, and an opera lover, she writes regularly for The Times and presents BBC Radio 4’s Adventures in Poetry.

Max Wallis is the author of Modern Love, a collection exploring intimacy, and formerly Harper's Bazaar's roaming poet in residence. His book EverythingEverything, examines millennial sexuality.

John Fulljames is the Associate Director of Opera for The Royal Opera. He has directed La donna del lagoQuartettRise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Orphée et Eurydice and his production of Weill’s Street Scene for the Young Vic won Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.

Mariah Gale is a British-Australian actress. She won the 2006 Ian Charleson Award for her performances in Twelfth Night and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Described by Time Out as a ‘wunderkind’ on account of her performances in the RSC ensemble from 2009-11, she played opposite David Tennant in the star-studded televised production of Hamlet for the BBC, and also starred in The Hollow Crown.


Follow this link and then select the Clore area to choose your tickets.
You may only book up to two tickets for this event. Subject to availability.
Seating is reserved. Your allocated row and seat number will appear on your ticket.
Ticket holders are advised to be seated before the start of the event, as there is no interval and latecomers cannot be admitted.

If you require assistance with your booking or would like to book over the phone please call the ROH Box Office on 020 7304 4000 and quote ‘Poet in the City’ (Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm)

Heartbreakers image © Alex Lake
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