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OPERA

The good ship Indomitable sailed into London last night to a hero’s welcome, after triumphs in Milan and Rome. The cast for Deborah Warner’s...

Opera, of course, this isn’t – though Richard Ayres has already composed two of them: The Cricket Recovers, a success at its Aldeburgh launch...

For the second year running, Pegasus Opera is presenting the UK premieres of two one-act operas – one serious, one comic – by the...

Charles Court Opera returns to the King’s Head with its small but perfectly formed staging of one of the finest Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Led...

Isango Ensemble’s story of a refugee journeying across Africa is nothing short of spectacular. Every scene ends in a carnival of colour, music and...

Kaj Nazar by Haro Stepanian, billed as Armenia’s first comic opera, has not been seen since its premiere in Yerevan in 1935. It was...

Due to sing Marguerite in this revival of David McVicar’s 2004 production, star German soprano Diana Damrau pulled out a week ago because of...

Fittingly, OperaUpClose’s new touring production of Mary, Queen of Scots opened in London’s only surviving Elizabethan church, its simple nave transformed into a theatre...

The notorious serial-killer nicknamed Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate, with countless books, films, documentaries, tours and websites catering to a seemingly insatiable desire...

One of Royal Opera director Oliver Mears’ initiatives is to bring back to Covent Garden the numerous works Handel premiered there. The series began...

Rumour on the operatic street has it that tickets for Christof Loy’s new production of La Forza del Destino are reselling for as much as...

It is surprising that Bury Court Opera has waited until its final season to stage The Turn of the Screw: the company’s restored threshing...
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