Opera Podcasts

Jonathan Mills announces final EIF programme, themed around culture and conflict
By Theo Bosanquet · 18 Mar 2014 · Edinburgh

Highlights of this year's Edinburgh International Festival include Rona Munro's epic historic trilogy The James Plays

Michael Coveney: A half-full Monty and whispers of Inner Voices from Naples

The closure of several West End shows at once has prompted some to question the impact of critics

Die Frau ohne Schatten (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 15 Mar 2014 · West End

Strauss's psychological fairy tale brilliantly staged by Claus Guth on his Covent Garden debut

Brief Encounter with...British bass Matthew Rose
By Keith McDonnell · 12 Mar 2014 · London

We caught up with Matthew Rose as he prepares for the world premiere of a new song cycle by Martin Suckling

Le Docteur Miracle (Pop-Up Opera)
By Susan Elkin · 11 Mar 2014 · London, Off-West End

Pop-Up Opera's latest offering makes for a "jolly evening's theatre"

The Magic Flute (Hackney Empire - tour)
By Mark Valencia · 9 Mar 2014 · London

English Touring Opera's popular production of Mozart's late Singspiel embarks on a lengthy spring tour

La traviata (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Verdi's consumptive heroine returns in a revival of David McVicar's much-loved production for Welsh National Opera

Boulevard Solitude (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Henze's retelling of the Manon Lescaut story is a five-star triumph for Welsh National Opera

Manon Lescaut (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Puccini's version of the time-honoured tale by Abbé Prévost receives an oblique new production from Welsh National Opera