OPERA


Reviews


Quartett (Royal Opera House)
The UK premiere of Luca Francesconi's 'post-apolcalyptic opera' is presented in a reconfigured Linbury Studio
Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House)
Puccini's break-through opera returns to Covent Garden after a thirty-year absence
The Pearl Fishers (London Coliseum)
English National Opera revives Penny Woolcock's modern-day production of Bizet's exotic romance
Götterdämmerung (Leeds Town Hall)
Opera North concludes its traversal of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen with a triumphant account of the final opera
Owen Wingrave (Maltings, Snape)
Britten's opera of conscientious objection is the headline offering at this year's Aldeburgh Festival
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Holland Park)
Rossini's most popular opera is a perfect summer evening's entertainment amid the flora and fauna of Kensington & Chelsea
Vert-Vert (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper
Offenbach's little-known operetta brings comic bliss to Garsington
Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne)
Jonathan Kent's dark staging of Mozart's cautionary opera returns to the Sussex Downs
Fidelio (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper
Garsington's 25th anniversary season opens with a revival of John Cox's powerful staging of Beethoven's only opera
Benvenuto Cellini (London Coliseum)
English National Opera's first-ever staging of Berlioz's 'semi-comic' opera is a triumph