OPERA


Reviews


Otello (London Coliseum)

The Lion of Venice fails to roar as English National Opera's new season opens

Rigoletto (Royal Opera House)

David McVicar's dark production of Verdi's ever-popular opera returns in a strongly-cast revival that is not without problems

Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House)

Eva-Maria Westbroek is back, falsies to the fore, in the first Covent Garden revival of Turnage's 2011 opera

Saint Matthew Passion (Royal Albert Hall)

Iconoclastic director Peter Sellars brings his 2010 staging of Bach's sacred oratorio to the BBC Proms

Elektra (Royal Albert Hall)

Supreme Straussians Christine Goerke and Semyon Bychkov bring the composer's fieriest opera to the BBC Proms

Salome (Royal Albert Hall)

Nina Stemme gives a career-defining performance at the BBC Proms as Strauss's wayward Princess

Madame X (Arcola Theatre)

The Grimeborn Festival presents Tim Benjamin's new opera about art, murder and revenge

Werther (Arcola Theatre)

WOS Opera Poll winner Aylin Bozok returns to the Grimeborn summer festival with Massenet's dark romance

Owen Wingrave (Edinburgh International Festival)

Neil Bartlett's production of Britten's opera is timely and moving

La traviata (Soho Theatre)

Award-winning pocket company OperaUpClose turns its attention to Verdi's beloved tearjerker