OPERA


Reviews


Der Ring des Nibelungen (Leeds Town Hall and tour)
Opera North's ambitious project to tour a complete Ring cycle is triumphantly fulfilled
Oedipe (Royal Opera House)
The talents of La Fura dels Baus bring a vibrant originality to Enescu's opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Glyndebourne)
Annabel Arden's new production of Rossini's comic opera is a summer treat
Pleasure (Snape Maltings Britten Studio and tour)
A new opera by Mark Simpson set in the toilets of a gay nightclub
Lucia di Lammermoor (Royal Opera House)
Katie Mitchell's conceptually interesting production is a mitigated success
The Importance of Being Earnest (Barbican Theatre)
The Royal Opera revives Gerald Barry's madcap opera to dazzling effect
Boris Godunov (Royal Opera House)
Bryn Terfel headlines a gripping account of Mussorgsky's opera at Covent Garden
Don Giovanni (Hackney Empire and tour)
Unmissable Mozart from English Touring Opera, and it's travelling the land
Akhnaten (London Coliseum)
Thirty years after staging its UK premiere, ENO returns to Philip Glass's Pharaoh opera
Figaro Forever (Wales Millennium Centre and tour)
As well as The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, WNO presents a brand new Figaro opera