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Reviews


Carmen (Welsh National Opera - tour)
By Katherine Cooper
Bizet's ever-popular tragedy is revived by WNO for its autumn tour
The Marriage of Figaro (London Coliseum)
Fiona Shaw's hilarious yet deeply considered account of Mozart's masterpiece returns to English National Opera
I due Foscari (Royal Opera House)
Plácido Domingo headlines a rare opportunity to see Verdi's early opera of political and paternal torment
The Trial (Royal Opera House)
Music Theatre Wales has commissioned Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton for its latest operatic project
Alcina (Barbican)
Three great mezzos lead an all-star cast in Handel's late masterpiece
La traviata (Glyndebourne Tour)
By Katherine Cooper
Tom Cairns's new production hot-foots it from the Festival to the Glyndebourne Tour
La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne Tour)
An early opera by the teenage Mozart is given an outstanding revival for the Autumn tour
The Coronation of Poppea (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson
Monteverdi's amoral study of an immoral couple is given a knockout production by Opera North
The Girl of the Golden West (London Coliseum)
Puccini's gold rush western returns to ENO after a 50-year absence
The Marriage of Figaro (King's Head Theatre)
For the final production at its Islington base, OperaUpClose tackles Mozart's supreme masterpiece