OPERA


Reviews


The Mikado (London Coliseum)
English National Opera's riotous production hits the funny bone once again
Biedermann and the Arsonists (Lilian Baylis Theatre)
An operatic retelling of Max Frisch's black comedy struggles to find its purpose
Morgen und Abend (Royal Opera House)
The Royal Opera stages a new work about birth and death that is bold, original and affecting
The Force of Destiny (London Coliseum)
A new star shines in English National Opera's sombre staging of La forza del destino
Jenůfa (Opera North - tour)
Janáček's opera hits home in a strongly cast, musically thrilling revival
Saul (Glyndebourne - tour)
Glyndebourne's staging of Handel's oratorio earns five stars for a second time
Orpheus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
A little-known version of the Orpheus story lights up Shakespeare's Globe
Carmen (Royal Opera House)
A fast-paced if uneven revival of Bizet's crowd-pleasing tunefest
Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera - tour)
Serious audibility issues compromise WNO's co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse
La bohème (London Coliseum)
English National Opera disappoints with its new production of Puccini's romance