Opera Reviews

Le Docteur Miracle (Pop-Up Opera)
By Susan Elkin · 11 Mar 2014 · London, Off-West End

Pop-Up Opera's latest offering makes for a "jolly evening's theatre"

The Magic Flute (Hackney Empire - tour)
By Mark Valencia · 9 Mar 2014 · London

English Touring Opera's popular production of Mozart's late Singspiel embarks on a lengthy spring tour

La traviata (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Verdi's consumptive heroine returns in a revival of David McVicar's much-loved production for Welsh National Opera

Boulevard Solitude (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Henze's retelling of the Manon Lescaut story is a five-star triumph for Welsh National Opera

Manon Lescaut (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Puccini's version of the time-honoured tale by Abbé Prévost receives an oblique new production from Welsh National Opera

The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD)
By Mark Valencia · 5 Mar 2014 · London

A talented young company triumphs in Collodi's cautionary tale of the puppet who wanted to be a real boy

La Fille du régiment (Royal Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 4 Mar 2014 · West End

Donizetti's comic confection returns to Covent Garden with an unexpected guest star

La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)
By Mark Valencia · 2 Mar 2014 · London

Puccini's Mimì succumbs amid a wealth of talent and a sea of spectacle

Rodelinda (ENO)
By Mark Valencia · 1 Mar 2014 · West End

Fine musicianship, but an ill-judged production of Handel's opera makes for a disappointing night at Coliseum

Paul Bunyan (ETO)
By Mark Valencia · 20 Feb 2014 · England, London

Another rarity from English Touring Opera as Benjamin Britten's first stage work heads out on tour