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The Mikado
There can’t have been anyone in the audience for the umpteenth revival of Jonathan Miller’s staging of The Mikado on Saturday night who expected the curtain to rise on an idyllic
War Requiem
By Editorial Staff
Bach Choir/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall ”The scribes on all the people shove and bawl allegiance to the state, But they who love the greater love lay down their life
Carmen
By Editorial Staff
Calixto Bieito has form; he’s long been seen as opera’s bad boy, with a string of excesses behind him.  ENO’s last production of Carmen, by the film director Sally Pott
La bohème
By Editorial Staff
OperaUpClose's La bohème started life above a grimy pub in Kilburn three years ago and has now clocked up 300 performances, a landmark to add to its Whatsonstage and Olivier Awards.&nb
L'elisir d'amore
There was only one question on everyone's lips: would Roberto Alagna, one-time operatic pin-up now pushing fifty, still have the chops to pass muster as the young, gullible, lovelorn hero of ...
The Pilgrim's Progress
By Editorial Staff
Following a superlative Death in Venice at Aldeburgh in 2007 (later seen at Bregenz and soon to be revived by Opera North), Yoshi Oida’s London opera debut is long overdue.  Unfort
Massenet/Martinu at Guildhall
By Editorial Staff
Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Silk Street Theatre Last year the Royal Opera demonstrated the cumulative strength of presenting Puccini’s Il Trittico as a whole and Guildhal
Knussen Double Bill
"Well, I stayed" declared a small boy on the way out. "You did," smiled his dad. "All the way through. Good boy." Duty done. Take the rest of the evening off.In truth, a good number of parents ...
Lulu
La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels Alban Berg’s opera,Lulu, was left unfinished due to the composer’s tragically early death. He left two acts complete, and sketches (and some fully or
Mozart, Salieri & Rimsky-Korsakov
By Editorial Staff
Jette Parker Young Artists at the Linbury Studio Writing an opera at the age of 12 is an extraordinary feat but if you want proof that Mozart actually was once a child, his singspiel Bastien und