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Opera Podcasts


The Turn of the Screw (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 2 Jul 2014 · London

Benjamin Britten's ghost opera brings shivers to a warm summer evening

La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne)
By Simon Thomas · 2 Jul 2014 · Brighton

A charming early opera by Mozart makes its first appearance at Glyndebourne

Ariadne auf Naxos (Royal Opera House)
By Keith McDonnell · 29 Jun 2014 · London

Karita Mattila makes a thrilling role debut as Ariadne in the Royal Opera's revival of Strauss's opera

The Cunning Little Vixen (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper · 24 Jun 2014 · High Wycombe

Janáček's bucolic tale, magically staged by Daniel Slater, is the ideal summer opera

Glyndebourne on screen
By Mark Valencia and Keith McDonnell · 23 Jun 2014 · London

80 glorious years doubly celebrated - on TV by BBC4 and in a new DVD

Britten in the Park - a company first
By Mark Valencia · 22 Jun 2014 · London

Opera Holland Park stages The Turn of the Screw alongside its customary Puccini and Bellini

Nabucco (Birmingham Hippodrome)
By Katherine Cooper · 21 Jun 2014 · Birmingham

Verdi's first great operatic success in a contemporary staging by Welsh National Opera

Quartett (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 19 Jun 2014 · West End

The UK premiere of Luca Francesconi's 'post-apolcalyptic opera' is presented in a reconfigured Linbury Studio

Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 18 Jun 2014 · West End

Puccini's break-through opera returns to Covent Garden after a thirty-year absence

The Pearl Fishers (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 17 Jun 2014 · West End

English National Opera revives Penny Woolcock's modern-day production of Bizet's exotic romance