English National Opera has fed the Daily Mail exclusive details of next spring’s commercial co-production of Carousel – 41 shows over five weeks.
The lead roles in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be taken by the tenor Alfie Boe, who has sung opera creditably on the Coliseum stage, and Katherine Jenkins, the ‘opera singer’ who has never sung a full role of anything before. This is, supposedly, her stage debut.
It’s a ‘semi-staged’ production with the ’40-strong ENO orchestra’.
It is as it is.
UPDATE: Twelve hours later, the official announcement.