Opera Reviews

Festival of Britten (Opera North)
By Mark Valencia · 30 Oct 2013 · Leeds
Three of the best by Benjamin Britten as Opera North celebrates the composer's centenary in style
Greek (Music Theatre Wales at ROH Linbury)
By Simon Thomas · 22 Oct 2013 · London
Steven Berkoff and Mark-Anthony Turnage come face to in-yer-face in this savage political opera
The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne Tour)
By Mark Valencia · 20 Oct 2013 · Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex
Benjamin Britten's first chamber opera returns to the place of its birth in a persuasive and moving new production
Death in Venice (Opera North)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 19 Oct 2013 · Leeds
Opera North rounds off its centenary celebration of Britten with a revival of Yoshi Oida's 2007 Aldeburgh production of Death in Venice
Berio Folk Songs & El gato con botas (ROH)
By Keith McDonnell · 19 Oct 2013 · London
The Royal Opera presents 'Meet The Young Artists Week' at the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Les Vêpres siciliennes (Royal Opera)
By Mark Valencia · 18 Oct 2013 · London
Stefan Herheim locates Verdi's thirteenth-century epic in the Paris Opéra where it was first performed
Madam Butterfly (ENO)
By Keith McDonnell · 17 Oct 2013 · London
The late Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful but dramatically inert staging of 'Madam Butterfly' returns to ENO.
War Requiem (LPO/Jurowski)
By Keith McDonnell · 13 Oct 2013 · London
Vladimir Jurowski conducts an emotionally-shattering performance of Britten's 'War Requiem' with the LPO.
The Coronation of Poppea (English Touring Opera)
By Mark Valencia · 10 Oct 2013 · London
Comrade Monteverdi's opera of passion and wickedness is given a Stalinist makeover for ETO's autumn tour
Agrippina (English Touring Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 9 Oct 2013 · London
Handel in Italy: his first operatic triumph and a companion piece to Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea