The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

  • Booking until: Thursday, 20 July 2017
  • Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes
The Merchant of Venice description

André Tchaikowsky’s Shakespeare-inspired opera is an important rediscovery in 20th-century opera and receives its London premiere in Welsh National Opera’s production, directed by Keith Warner.

Bassanio wins Portia’s love – but Antonio’s ships are reported lost, and Shylock insists on his penalty. In court, the disguised Portia proves that it is impossible for Shylock to take only his pound of flesh without also drawing blood, not stipulated in the contract. The court forces the defeated Shylock to convert from Judaism to Christianity.

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB ()

Royal Opera House Directions
Performance Times
Mon -
Tue -
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30
Fri -
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