OPERA


Reviews


The Marriage of Figaro (King's Head Theatre)
By Mark Valencia · 30 Sep 2014

For the final production at its Islington base, OperaUpClose tackles Mozart's supreme masterpiece

La traviata (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson · 28 Sep 2014

A brand-new production of Verdi's most popular opera is unveiled at Leeds Grand Theatre

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Royal Opera House)
By Katherine Cooper · 21 Sep 2014

Caurier & Leiser's primary-coloured staging of Rossini's The Barber of Sevllle returns to the Royal Opera's repertoire

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

Rigoletto (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 13 Sep 2014

David McVicar's dark production of Verdi's ever-popular opera returns in a strongly-cast revival that is not without problems

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