Performing Arts in London for April

photo by Laurie Lewis

1 April, 2010 – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performing Kontakthof’ ( Ladies and Gentlemen over 65). Ballet at the Barbican Theatre, London, UK.

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photo by Laurie Lewis

9 April 2010 – Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt playing a Fazioli grand at the Wigmore Hall, London, UK.

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Photo by Tristram Kenton

12 April 2010 – Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright. Opera at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, UK starring Janis Kelly as Regine Saint Laurent and Colin Ainsworth as Andre Letourneur.Rating****

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photo by Tristram Kenton

14 April 2010 – L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato danced by Mark Morris Dance Group, set to the poetry of John Milton. Ballet performed The Coliseum, London, UK. Rating*****

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photo by Tristram Kenton

14 April 2010 – Kristina created by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Musical at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Russell Watson as Karl Oskar and Helen Sjoholm as Kristina in , opening 14 April 2010. Rating***

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photo by Tristram Kenton

14 April, 2010 – Delusion with Laurie Anderson. Solo work by the American experimental performance artist and musician at the Barbican Theatre, London, UK. Rating***

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photo by Laurie Lewis

16 April 2010 – Varèse 360°. Part of the Edgar Varese retrospective at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK. Sir John Tomlinson, English bass, rehearsing with the London Sinfonietta.

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photo by Laurie Lewis

17 April 2010 – Compagnie XY: Le Grand C. French circus company performing at the Roundhouse, London, UK. Rating****

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Photo by Tristram Kenton

21 April, 2010 – The Real Thing by by Tom Stoppard . Play at The Old Vic Theatre, London, UK starring Hattie Morahan as Annie and Toby Stephens as Henry. Rating*****

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Photo by Tristram Kenton

23 April 2010 – Pressure Drop by Mick Gordon. Play at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK starring June Watson as Nana and Pip Donaghy as Ron . Rating****

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Photo by Tristram Kenton

24 April 2010 – Elegy For Young Lovers by Hans Werner Henze. Opera at the Young Vic, London, UK starring Robert Murray as Toni Reischmann and Kate Valentine as Elisabeth Zimmer.(Superb guitar solo by Forbes Henderson) Rating*****

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photo by Laurie Lewis

27 April 2010 – Dualia y La Leyenda. Spanish dance performed by Spain’s national dance company, Ballet Nacional de España at The Coliseum, London, UK.

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photo by Laurie Lewis

27 April 2010 – Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. Opera Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK starring Micaela Carosi as Aida (left) and Marianne Cornetti as Amneris ‘Aida’, new production directed by David McVicar.

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photo by Tristram Kenton

29 April 2010 – Macbeth – new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy at the Globe Theatre London, UK. In this scene Frank Scantori stars as Porter and Elliot Cowan as Macbeth . Director Lucy Bailey .Rating****

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