OPERA


Reviews


Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 18 Jun 2014

Puccini's break-through opera returns to Covent Garden after a thirty-year absence

The Pearl Fishers (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 17 Jun 2014

English National Opera revives Penny Woolcock's modern-day production of Bizet's exotic romance

Götterdämmerung (Leeds Town Hall)
By Mark Valencia · 17 Jun 2014

Opera North concludes its traversal of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen with a triumphant account of the final opera

Owen Wingrave (Maltings, Snape)
By Mark Valencia · 16 Jun 2014

Britten's opera of conscientious objection is the headline offering at this year's Aldeburgh Festival

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 12 Jun 2014

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 · 9 Jun 2014

Offenbach's little-known operetta brings comic bliss to Garsington

Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne)
By Mark Valencia · 8 Jun 2014

Jonathan Kent's dark staging of Mozart's cautionary opera returns to the Sussex Downs

Fidelio (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper · 8 Jun 2014

Garsington's 25th anniversary season opens with a revival of John Cox's powerful staging of Beethoven's only opera

Benvenuto Cellini (London Coliseum)
By Keith McDonnell · 6 Jun 2014

English National Opera's first-ever staging of Berlioz's 'semi-comic' opera is a triumph

La fanciulla del West (Holland Park)
By Mark Valencia · 4 Jun 2014

Puccini's all too rarely seen Wild West opera fires the opening shots in OHP's new season