Opera Reviews

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

Turandot (ROH)
By Keith McDonnell · 18 Feb 2014 · London

The Royal Opera revive their ageless staging of Puccini's opera for the fifteenth time.

King Priam (ETO)
By Mark Valencia · 16 Feb 2014 · London

English Touring Opera launches its Spring season with a rare staging of Michael Tippett's Trojan tragedy

From Paris With Love (Opera North)
By Ron Simpson · 15 Feb 2014 · Leeds

The entente cordiale is in safe hands with this musical divertissement from Opera North