OPERA


Reviews


The Trial (Royal Opera House)

Music Theatre Wales has commissioned Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton for its latest operatic project

Alcina (Barbican)

Three great mezzos lead an all-star cast in Handel's late masterpiece

La traviata (Glyndebourne Tour)
By Katherine Cooper

Tom Cairns's new production hot-foots it from the Festival to the Glyndebourne Tour

La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne Tour)

An early opera by the teenage Mozart is given an outstanding revival for the Autumn tour

The Coronation of Poppea (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

Monteverdi's amoral study of an immoral couple is given a knockout production by Opera North

The Girl of the Golden West (London Coliseum)

Puccini's gold rush western returns to ENO after a 50-year absence

The Marriage of Figaro (King's Head Theatre)

For the final production at its Islington base, OperaUpClose tackles Mozart's supreme masterpiece

La traviata (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

A brand-new production of Verdi's most popular opera is unveiled at Leeds Grand Theatre

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Royal Opera House)
By Katherine Cooper

Caurier & Leiser's primary-coloured staging of Rossini's The Barber of Sevllle returns to the Royal Opera's repertoire

Xerxes (London Coliseum)

Nicholas Hytner's ageless production of Handel's delicious comic opera returns in a strongly-cast revival