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OPERA

Hackney Empire is clearly strengthening its opera programming. For this flying visit by a European company that is an offshoot of the Armel Opera...

It’s good to see the Grange Festival extending its work beyond the summer season with the premiere of a new chamber orchestral version of...

With its trippy dream-world setting, Mozart’s The Magic Flute is perfect fodder for inventive reimaginings, especially as the racism, masonic mysticism and unenlightened attitude...

Poor Salieri. Having paved the way for Mozart, whom he admired and encouraged, he became known as the man who killed the young genius....

Reappearing for the sixth time and carefully revived by Thomas Guthrie, David McVicar’s production of The Magic Flute has turned out to be good...

It is 43 years since the Royal Opera last launched a new La Boheme – the most frequently played opera at this address. John...

Don Giovanni is a masterpiece, but, constantly shifting in tone and momentum, it needs skilful handling. James Hurley cunningly located his production for British...

British Youth Opera opens its 30th anniversary season with a revival of Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom, first performed by Scottish Opera in 1990. Like...

Opera della Luna is unique in specialising in comic opera and operetta, and though it often has stronger material to work with than this...

Love is thoroughly aired in Alex Olle's Italian-set La Boheme for Teatro Regio. It is all a bit skeletal to start with, the singing between...

This new opera by Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum feels entirely at home in Summerhall’s late night mind-fuck slot. It’s a fever-dream of a...

The Edinburgh International Festival opened its opera offering in 1947 with Verdi's magnificent Macbeth, so it is only fitting that Emma Dante's well-endowed production...
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