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OPERA

Premiered on Broadway in 1947, Kurt Weill’s ‘American opera’ drew on a Pulitzer-winning play that sought to depict realistically the interconnected lives of a...

Aged 90, the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar announced he was going to write an opera. He died before its completion, and it fell to...

The boundless cruelty of a government that imprisons and tortures its opponents, the soul-destroying complicity of functionaries who uphold the state’s brutality and the...

Puccini’s classic tale of bohemian love, poverty, life and death in 19th-century Paris returns for another revival. Before Richard Jones’ production (here carefully revived...

A guaranteed crowd-puller, Richard Eyre’s production of La Traviata is still as eye-catching as it was in 1994. Bob Crowley’s set is a classic, painterly...

This first collaboration between the Royal Opera and the disabled and non-disabled artists of Candoco is based on Shaun Tan's picture book that was...

Originally launched by star tenor Jonas Kaufmann, Keith Warner’s 2017 production returns, this time with 65-year-old American Gregory Kunde in the title role. He gives...

The strip of sea that evokes Venice Lido is emblematic of David McVicar’s new staging of Benjamin Britten’s final opera, Death in Venice, not...

English National Opera has enjoyed significant success with two major Glass pieces: Satyagraha and Akhnaten, which, together with Einstein on the Beach, form the...

New Sussex Opera joins forces with operetta specialists Opera della Luna for its latest production, which benefits from Jeff Clarke’s mastery of the medium. Recent...

Puccini’s evergreen tale of youthful love and loss is only rarely cast with age-appropriate performers. Daisy Evans’ production for Hampstead Garden Opera, a company...

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, and his life and works are being celebrated around the world with exhibitions,...
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