OPERA


Reviews


The Force of Destiny (London Coliseum)
A new star shines in English National Opera's sombre staging of La forza del destino
Jenůfa (Opera North - tour)
Janáček's opera hits home in a strongly cast, musically thrilling revival
Saul (Glyndebourne - tour)
Glyndebourne's staging of Handel's oratorio earns five stars for a second time
Orpheus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
A little-known version of the Orpheus story lights up Shakespeare's Globe
Carmen (Royal Opera House)
A fast-paced if uneven revival of Bizet's crowd-pleasing tunefest
Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera - tour)
Serious audibility issues compromise WNO's co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse
La bohème (London Coliseum)
English National Opera disappoints with its new production of Puccini's romance
Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne - tour)
Colourful entertainment, inventively staged in this classic Glyndebourne production
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Glyndebourne - tour)
David McVicar's summer triumph is given a patchy autumn revival
Ariadne auf Naxos (Royal Opera House)
An early return for Christof Loy's production shows the Royal Opera at its peak