OPERA

The current revival of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s long-running traditional production of Madama Butterfly fields two geishas and two exponents of Lieutenant Pinkerton. The...

One of opera’s great (and unsettling) monologues, Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine is a vocal and dramatic tour de force for soprano. Based on the play...

This year, the London Handel Festival’s annual opera is a great rarity: Faramondo, which had eight performances in 1738 and then disappeared until the...

Originally seen in 2008, Christopher Alden’s staging won the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production the following year, and in its first revival...

English Touring Opera’s first foray into the world of Gilbert and Sullivan proves emphatically that it shouldn’t be its last. The main satirical target of...

In the week when Bryn Terfel receives his knighthood, the world’s leading Wagnerian bass-baritone stars in Royal Opera Director of Opera Kasper Holten’s farewell...

One of the themes of Puccini’s masterwork, Tosca, is the powerlessness of an ordinary person who gets caught up in the machinery of an...

Thus far there have been at least a dozen attempts to set The Winter’s Tale as an opera, though none of them has enjoyed...

Ellen Kent has been touring opera throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years, and shows no sign of diminished passion for bringing the...

A new company debuts with not one opera but three. Snow is a composite work, with one librettist telling three stories all related to...

The last of three works making up Opera North’s fairytale season, Cinderella – or La Cenerentola, given that the company perform Rossini’s sentimental comedy...

The Swiss composer Frank Martin did not intend his secular oratorio based on the Tristan and Iseult myth – written in 1938-41 – to...
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