OPERA


Podcasts


La traviata (Royal Opera House)
Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's romantic opera returns in its 12th revival
Glyndebourne's 2015 season opens with a bel canto marvel
Donizetti's Poliuto, a.k.a. Les Martyrs, gets a rare UK production
Betrayal: A polyphonic crime drama (Village Underground)
An immersion into the music and murderous life of Carlo Gesualdo
Andrew Shore - the very model of a modern major-general
English National Opera's star baritone on surtitles, Mastersingers and working with Mike Leigh
Michael Coveney: Will Mike Leigh's Pirates save the ENO?
The legendary director's new production got a muted critical reception but is a much-needed popular success
The Pirates of Penzance (London Coliseum)
Mike Leigh and ENO tackle Gilbert and Sullivan's funniest opera with mixed results
Julie Atherton and Gina Beck to star in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The production at the Arts Theatre will also star Simon Lipkin and Samuel Holmes
Opera North to stage Kiss Me, Kate and Into the Woods
The new season also features a new opera starring Lesley Garrett and a full Ring Cycle
The Virtues of Things (Royal Opera House)
A new opera in the Linbury overflows with notes and words
Król Roger (Royal Opera House)
Szymanowski's 1926 opera in a devastating new production by Kasper Holten