OPERA


Reviews


Carmen (Royal Opera House)
A fast-paced if uneven revival of Bizet's crowd-pleasing tunefest
Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera - tour)
Serious audibility issues compromise WNO's co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse
La bohème (London Coliseum)
English National Opera disappoints with its new production of Puccini's romance
Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne - tour)
Colourful entertainment, inventively staged in this classic Glyndebourne production
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Glyndebourne - tour)
David McVicar's summer triumph is given a patchy autumn revival
Ariadne auf Naxos (Royal Opera House)
An early return for Christof Loy's production shows the Royal Opera at its peak
The Tales of Hoffmann (English Touring Opera - tour)
Offenbach's episodic grand opera is a major undertaking for ETO
Werther (English Touring Opera - tour)
ETO's up-close production sets Massenet's romance in a 1950s kitchen
Pelléas et Mélisande (English Touring Opera - tour)
ETO's chamber version of Debussy's enigmatic opera gets most things right
The Barber of Seville (London Coliseum)
Jonathan Miller's sure-footed production of Rossini's comedy returns to ENO