OPERA


Reviews


The Magic Flute (Hackney Empire - tour)

English Touring Opera's popular production of Mozart's late Singspiel embarks on a lengthy spring tour

La traviata (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper

Verdi's consumptive heroine returns in a revival of David McVicar's much-loved production for Welsh National Opera

Boulevard Solitude (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper

Henze's retelling of the Manon Lescaut story is a five-star triumph for Welsh National Opera

Manon Lescaut (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper

Puccini's version of the time-honoured tale by Abbé Prévost receives an oblique new production from Welsh National Opera

The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD)

A talented young company triumphs in Collodi's cautionary tale of the puppet who wanted to be a real boy

La Fille du régiment (Royal Opera)

Donizetti's comic confection returns to Covent Garden with an unexpected guest star

La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)

Puccini's Mimì succumbs amid a wealth of talent and a sea of spectacle

Rodelinda (ENO)

Fine musicianship, but an ill-judged production of Handel's opera makes for a disappointing night at Coliseum

Paul Bunyan (ETO)

Another rarity from English Touring Opera as Benjamin Britten's first stage work heads out on tour

Turandot (ROH)

The Royal Opera revive their ageless staging of Puccini's opera for the fifteenth time.