OPERA


Reviews


Xerxes (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 16 Sep 2014

Nicholas Hytner's ageless production of Handel's delicious comic opera returns in a strongly-cast revival

Carmen (Mid Wales Opera on tour)
By Ron Simpson · 14 Sep 2014

Jonathan Miller's stripped-back staging is well sung but fails to catch fire

Otello (London Coliseum)
By Keith McDonnell · 14 Sep 2014

The Lion of Venice fails to roar as English National Opera's new season opens

Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 12 Sep 2014

Eva-Maria Westbroek is back, falsies to the fore, in the first Covent Garden revival of Turnage's 2011 opera

Saint Matthew Passion (Royal Albert Hall)
By Simon Thomas · 7 Sep 2014

Iconoclastic director Peter Sellars brings his 2010 staging of Bach's sacred oratorio to the BBC Proms

Elektra (Royal Albert Hall)
By Mark Valencia · 1 Sep 2014

Supreme Straussians Christine Goerke and Semyon Bychkov bring the composer's fieriest opera to the BBC Proms

Salome (Royal Albert Hall)
By Keith McDonnell · 31 Aug 2014

Nina Stemme gives a career-defining performance at the BBC Proms as Strauss's wayward Princess

Madame X (Arcola Theatre)
By Mark Valencia · 26 Aug 2014

The Grimeborn Festival presents Tim Benjamin's new opera about art, murder and revenge

Werther (Arcola Theatre)
By Mark Valencia · 21 Aug 2014

WOS Opera Poll winner Aylin Bozok returns to the Grimeborn summer festival with Massenet's dark romance

Owen Wingrave (Edinburgh International Festival)
By Michael Coveney · 18 Aug 2014

Neil Bartlett's production of Britten's opera is timely and moving