OPERA


Reviews


Dialogues des Carmélites (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 30 May 2014

Poulenc's opera of faith, grace and martyrdom in post-revolutionary France reaches Covent Garden in a minimal yet powerful staging by Robert Carsen

Triptych (The Print Room)
By Mark Valencia · 21 May 2014

Opera Erratica presents a trio of experimental new operas patterned on Puccini's Il trittico

Eugene Onegin (Glyndebourne)
By Simon Thomas · 19 May 2014

Graham Vick returns to Glyndebourne for a revival of his 1994 production of Tchaikovsky's romantic opera

Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne)
By Mark Valencia · 19 May 2014

Glyndebourne celebrates Richard Strauss's 150th birthday in style with a triumphant new production of his most popular opera

Gloria - A Pigtale (Hull Truck - tour)
By Ron Simpson · 19 May 2014

H K Gruber's whimsical opera about a romantic pig returns to the stage in a new production from the Mahogany Opera Company

Gawain (BBCSO)
By Simon Thomas · 18 May 2014

Birtwistle's opera based on Arthurian legend receives an outing in honour of the composer's 80th birthday.

Così fan tutte (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 17 May 2014

All the fun of the fair at English National Opera as Mozart's amorous merry-go-round returns in a sparkling new production

Tosca (Royal Opera House)
By Katherine Cooper · 12 May 2014

Director Jonathan Kent's vivid staging of Puccini's verismo classic returns to Covent Garden yet again

La Traviata (Royal Opera House)
By Keith McDonnell · 9 May 2014

Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello take over the principal roles in Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragedy - to thrilling effect

Thebans (ENO)
By Simon Thomas · 4 May 2014

Julian Anderson's first full-scale opera, an English National Opera commission, impresses at the London Coliseum