OPERA


Reviews


Review: The Pearl Fishers (London Coliseum)
A night of nonsense with some great tunes: ENO grants a second revival to Bizet's opera
Review: Madama Butterfly (Glyndebourne and tour)
Musical riches but theatrical poverty in Glyndebourne's staging of Puccini's tear-jerker
Review: Don Giovanni (London Coliseum)
English National Opera's shortened season opens with a new Don Giovanni from Richard Jones
Review: Così fan tutte (Royal Opera House)
A fussy new production, lethargically conducted, is saved by its fine young cast
Review: Der Rosenkavalier (Leeds Grand Theatre and tour)
Opera North opens its new season with a strong revival of David McVicar's production
Review: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Royal Opera House)
Rossini's best-loved opera survives a patchy Covent Garden revival
Review: Norma (Royal Opera House)
Sonya Yoncheva triumphs as Bellini's heroine in a muddled new production
Review: Owen Wingrave (Peacock Theatre)
Strong singing by an exciting cast redeems Britten's anti-war opera
Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Glyndebourne)
Benjamin Britten's magical operatic version of Shakespeare's play, revived in Peter Hall's production
Review: Béatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne)
A rare outing for the comic opera from the pen of Berlioz by way of Shakespeare