OPERA


Reviews


The Gospel According to the Other Mary (London Coliseum)
Like El Niño before it, John Adams's new opera is really a staged concert piece - but it's a fine one
Albert Herring (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)
Britten's chamber piece well served by Hampstead Garden Opera
L'elisir d'amore (Royal Opera House)
Grigolo and Terfel headline a classy revival of this Covent Garden favourite
Glare (Royal Opera House)
A new sci-fi opera rescued from bathos by its musical excellence
Les Martyrs (Royal Festival Hall)
Donizetti's Parisian revamp of his earlier Poliuto in a triumphant resurrection by Opera Rara
Idomeneo (Royal Opera House)
Mozart's opera seria comes startlingly alive in a controversial new production at Covent Garden
La bohème (London Coliseum)
Puccini's ever-popular opera of doomed young love returns to ENO
The Bartered Bride (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson
Smetana's rich comic opera cunningly updated to 1960s Czechoslovakia by Opera North
Ottone (English Touring Opera - tour)
ETO treats Handel's rarely-seen 'opera of solitudes' to a polished production
La scala di seta (Royal Opera House)
Rossini's 'Silken Ladder' showcases the Jette Parker Young Artists in the Linbury Studio