OPERA


Reviews


Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall)
Fine musicianship compromised by a bathroom acoustic as a much-loved production returns
The Indian Queen (London Coliseum) - 'latent hippiedom'
American director Peter Sellars concocts his own Purcell opera for ENO
Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House) - 'shimmering'
David McVicar's ever-popular staging of The Magic Flute returns in fine fettle
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North) - 'scintillating production'
Musically and dramatically satisfying Mozart from a company on top form
La vida breve / Gianni Schicchi (Opera North)
Scenic pot luck but musical glories in a rich double bill
La traviata (London Coliseum)
A swift return for Peter Konwitschny's red curtain production of Verdi's opera
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (London Coliseum)
Richard Jones revisits his 2010 WNO triumph in a majestic restaging for English National Opera
Der fliegende Holländer (Royal Opera House)
Wagner's Flying Dutchman drops anchor at Covent Garden for a second revival of Tim Albery's staging.
L'Ormindo (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
A swift return for Cavalli's opera in the Royal Opera's second awayday of the new year
Unborn in America (The Vaults)
A new cabaret opera by Luke Styles and Peter Cant falls well short of expectations