OPERA


Reviews


Swanhunter (Royal Opera House and tour)
Opera North revives its chamber opera for children in partnership with The Wrong Crowd
Sweeney Todd (London Coliseum)
Emma Thompson offers 'unbridled joy as Mrs Lovett' in Sondheim's classic
Giove in Argo (Britten Theatre)
The first modern-day performance of a little-known Handel opera
Madama Butterfly (Royal Opera House) - 'a tainted relationship'
America meets Japan as Puccini's tearjerker returns to Covent Garden
La bohème (English Touring Opera - Tour)
A new production of Puccini's evergreen tear-jerker that's musically first-rate
The Wild Man of the West Indies (English Touring Opera - Tour)
A second half-forgotten opera by Donizetti joins ETO's spring tour
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House)
Kurt Weill's operatic collaboration with Bertolt Brecht makes it to Covent Garden at last
The Siege of Calais (English Touring Opera - Tour)
Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais in an early but timely revival by ETO
The Rake's Progress (Bury Court, Farnham) - 'endless delights'
A terrific staging of Stravinsky's opera by some outstanding young artists
Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall)
Fine musicianship compromised by a bathroom acoustic as a much-loved production returns