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Lohengrin (Birmingham)
There's nothing to frighten the horses in Antony Mcdonald's new Lohengrin for WNO (the opera's had some radical treatment on the continent of late, with on-stage house-fires taking centre-...
Madama Butterfly
Puccini's classic opera is revived as part of Opera Holland Park's new season by director Paul Higgins
Maometto secondo
Garsington OperaAdmirers of Rossini's vast opera seria output have been given two rare gifts in as many months: firstly the Royal Opera's La donna del lago and now Garsington Opera's
Owen Wingrave
Guildhall School of Music and Drama revive Britten's opera in two acts
Cavalleria rusticana/I Pagliacci
Cavalleria rusticana at Holland Park Opera Holland Park, LondonOn the finest evening for an Opera Holland Park first night in years, the only umbrellas to be seen were on the stage. 
Ariadne auf Naxos
By Editorial Staff
News leaked out about Glyndebourne's season-opener, a new production of Richard Strauss's delicious confection Ariadne auf Naxos, a few days in advance of the first night, setting up quite an ...
La donna del lago
By Editorial Staff
In his biography of Rossini, Richard Osborne says of La donna del lago that it’s “ill-suited to larger houses, however grand the piece can be made to seem scenically.” 
Wozzeck
By Editorial Staff
Carrie Cracknell's Wootton Bassett Wozzeck is the most assured ENO debut for years, giving us a vision of Berg’s masterpiece that chills to the bone. Theatre wunderkind Rupert Goold was
Don Carlo
Cynics had a field day when the Royal Opera announced Anja Harteros for the role of Elisabeth in Don Carlo, and the no-show diva with a second-to-none cancellation record (or a next-to-none ...
Die Zauberflöte
A very British ‘Flute' graces the stage for phase two of the Royal Opera's latest revival. All but a handful of the named principals are home-grown singers, surely a first in recent times, ...