OPERA


Opera Reviews


Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Albert Hall)
By Simon Thomas · 23 Jul 2014 · London

Glyndebourne's five-star triumph is repeated at the BBC Proms

Norma (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 20 Jul 2014 · London

Bellini's bel canto classic in an arid staging, saved by some great singing

La traviata (Glyndebourne)
By Mark Valencia · 18 Jul 2014 · Brighton

Verdi's most popular opera, sensationally played and sung, crowns the 2014 Glyndebourne season

The Adventures of Count Ory (Blackheath Halls)
By Simon Thomas · 16 Jul 2014 · London

Top professionals lead the annual community opera in south-east London

Maria Stuarda (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 6 Jul 2014 · West End

Joyce DiDonato dazzles the ear in Donizetti's operatic retelling of Schiller's play

The Turn of the Screw (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 2 Jul 2014 · London

Benjamin Britten's ghost opera brings shivers to a warm summer evening

La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne)
By Simon Thomas · 2 Jul 2014 · Brighton

A charming early opera by Mozart makes its first appearance at Glyndebourne

Ariadne auf Naxos (Royal Opera House)
By Keith McDonnell · 29 Jun 2014 · London

Karita Mattila makes a thrilling role debut as Ariadne in the Royal Opera's revival of Strauss's opera

The Cunning Little Vixen (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper · 24 Jun 2014 · High Wycombe

Janáček's bucolic tale, magically staged by Daniel Slater, is the ideal summer opera

Nabucco (Birmingham Hippodrome)
By Katherine Cooper · 21 Jun 2014 · Birmingham

Verdi's first great operatic success in a contemporary staging by Welsh National Opera