dfp_header_hidden_string

Get our free email newsletter with just one click

OPERA

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,...

Rarely is a political party both the subject of an opera and the author of its own libretto. With apposite timing, in the middle of...

Jonathan Miller’s English National Opera Mikado – which transfers the operetta’s action from Japan to a British grand hotel in the 1930s – has...

The Royal Opera has taken to calling Mozart’s work The Magic Flute on its website, rather than retaining the German title Die Zauberflöte –...

Just one UK performance for this staging of Oliver Knussen’s family opera – arguably the finest of all such pieces – following its Russian...

A stirring if fanciful epic poem about the First Crusade by Italian Renaissance poet Torquato Tasso has, for centuries, been a rich source for...

Irish composer Andrew Synnott’s La Cucina (The Kitchen) makes its world premiere on Wexford’s main stage, with a libretto by the event’s artistic director...

Premiered at English National Opera back in 1986, The Mask of Orpheus belatedly returns in a staging by Daniel Kramer – the company’s former...

Rising star director Rodula Gaitanou joins with designer Takis and conductor Timothy Myers to give Wexford a successful season launch with this entertaining staging...

At a festival that celebrates the rare, Baroque opera is itself a rarity. The works of Antonio Vivaldi – best known for his innumerable...

Since its first showing in 2007, Annabel Arden’s staging of Donizetti’s heart-warming romcom L’Elisir d’Amore (The Love Potion) has become a welcome fixture in...
^