OPERA


Reviews


Madam Butterfly (ENO)
By Keith McDonnell · 17 Oct 2013
The late Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful but dramatically inert staging of 'Madam Butterfly' returns to ENO.
War Requiem (LPO/Jurowski)
By Keith McDonnell · 13 Oct 2013
Vladimir Jurowski conducts an emotionally-shattering performance of Britten's 'War Requiem' with the LPO.
The Coronation of Poppea (English Touring Opera)
By Mark Valencia · 10 Oct 2013
Comrade Monteverdi's opera of passion and wickedness is given a Stalinist makeover for ETO's autumn tour
Agrippina (English Touring Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 9 Oct 2013
Handel in Italy: his first operatic triumph and a companion piece to Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea
L'elisir d'amore (Glyndebourne Tour)
By Mark Valencia · 8 Oct 2013
Donizetti's sun-soaked tale of love and longing sets off on its travels to warm the autumn evenings.
Hänsel und Gretel (Glyndebourne Tour)
By Simon Thomas · 7 Oct 2013
Glyndebourne's autumn tour begins in style with this revival of Humperdinck's sugar-rush opera
Jason (English Touring Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 5 Oct 2013
Cavalli's Jason (minus the Argonauts) hoists the mainsail as ETO launches its autumn tour
Die Fledermaus (English National Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 1 Oct 2013
Fluffy, funny and lightly Freud, the world's best-loved operetta is reimagined for ENO by house favourite Christopher Alden.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opera North - Leeds)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 1 Oct 2013

A centenary revival at the Grand Theatre that captures all the magic and mayhem of Britten's affectionate, haunting opera.

Peter Grimes (LPO)
By Keith McDonnell · 29 Sep 2013
Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO deliver a shattering performance of Britten's masterpiece at the Royal Festival Hall.