OPERA


Reviews


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
The Indian Queen (London Coliseum) - 'latent hippiedom'
American director Peter Sellars concocts his own Purcell opera for ENO
Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House) - 'shimmering'
David McVicar's ever-popular staging of The Magic Flute returns in fine fettle
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North) - 'scintillating production'
Musically and dramatically satisfying Mozart from a company on top form
La vida breve / Gianni Schicchi (Opera North)
Scenic pot luck but musical glories in a rich double bill
La traviata (London Coliseum)
A swift return for Peter Konwitschny's red curtain production of Verdi's opera