OPERA


Reviews


Un ballo in maschera (Royal Opera House)

The much-anticipated new production of Verdi's melodrama misses the mark

The Way Back Home (Young Vic)

Katie Mitchell directs a new opera for very young children, co-produced with English National Opera

Tristan und Isolde (Royal Opera House)

Christof Loy's 2009 production revived for the first time with a superlative cast

The Gospel According to the Other Mary (London Coliseum)

Like El Niño before it, John Adams's new opera is really a staged concert piece - but it's a fine one

Albert Herring (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Britten's chamber piece well served by Hampstead Garden Opera

L'elisir d'amore (Royal Opera House)

Grigolo and Terfel headline a classy revival of this Covent Garden favourite

Glare (Royal Opera House)

A new sci-fi opera rescued from bathos by its musical excellence

Les Martyrs (Royal Festival Hall)

Donizetti's Parisian revamp of his earlier Poliuto in a triumphant resurrection by Opera Rara

Idomeneo (Royal Opera House)

Mozart's opera seria comes startlingly alive in a controversial new production at Covent Garden

La bohème (London Coliseum)

Puccini's ever-popular opera of doomed young love returns to ENO