OPERA


Reviews


Götterdämmerung (Leeds Town Hall)

Opera North concludes its traversal of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen with a triumphant account of the final opera

Owen Wingrave (Maltings, Snape)

Britten's opera of conscientious objection is the headline offering at this year's Aldeburgh Festival

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Holland Park)

Rossini's most popular opera is a perfect summer evening's entertainment amid the flora and fauna of Kensington & Chelsea

Vert-Vert (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper

Offenbach's little-known operetta brings comic bliss to Garsington

Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne)

Jonathan Kent's dark staging of Mozart's cautionary opera returns to the Sussex Downs

Fidelio (Garsington Opera at Wormsley Estate)
By Katherine Cooper

Garsington's 25th anniversary season opens with a revival of John Cox's powerful staging of Beethoven's only opera

Benvenuto Cellini (London Coliseum)

English National Opera's first-ever staging of Berlioz's 'semi-comic' opera is a triumph

La fanciulla del West (Holland Park)

Puccini's all too rarely seen Wild West opera fires the opening shots in OHP's new season

Dialogues des Carmélites (Royal Opera House)

Poulenc's opera of faith, grace and martyrdom in post-revolutionary France reaches Covent Garden in a minimal yet powerful staging by Robert Carsen

Triptych (The Print Room)

Opera Erratica presents a trio of experimental new operas patterned on Puccini's Il trittico