The Importance of Being Earnest at The Royal Opera House takes place from Friday 14th June 2013 – Friday 21st June 2013. Make sure you head to what will be a fantastic show as the classic Oscar Wilde play is transformed into an exciting opera by Gerald Barry.
Well-known as the true masterpiece of the late and great Oscar Wilde, this seminal play has seen many renditions throughout its history, although it has largely stayed within the theatre. The Importance of Being Earnest at The Royal Opera House is set to take a new direction as acclaimed composer Gerald Barry has transformed the play into an opera, which provides a wholly fresh take on the classic text.
Since its premiere over a century ago, Wilde’s play has established a reputation as one of the finest to ever come out of Britain and, as a result, solidified Wilde’s reputation as one of the all-time great writers. And since then The Importance of Being Earnest at The Royal Opera House has been put under great pressure. However, critics have largely praised earlier performances, which suggests that tickets to see the show are most definitely worth it.
While theatre and opera are closely related, certain themes and the feel of a story can sometimes get lost in translation when an adaptation takes place. However, Barry’s opera maintains many of the comical elements found in the original play, and this will likely please big fans, so don’t miss out.
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