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OPERA

This punchy new English version of Bizet’s opera, by Mary Franklin and Ashley Pearson, focuses on the seedy, violent aspects of the passionate love...

English National Opera’s collaboration with Improbable and its director Phelim McDermott on Philip Glass’ 1984 opera returns for its first revival. It remains an...

Three UK companies are staging Janacek’s tragedy of Russian provincial life almost simultaneously. Opera North’s revival of Tim Albery’s 2007 production opened in Leeds on...

First seen in 2007, Tim Albery’s production of Janacek’s small-Russian-town tragedy returns for a revival. Hildegard Bechtler’s costumes indicate the staging’s repositioning of the...

The artistic and musical director of Ensemble OrQuesta, Marcio da Silva, has developed a distinctive style for his productions of Baroque opera. Stylised and...

For their fourth operatic collaboration, composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh, who first collaborated as part of Scottish Opera's 5:15 experiment, have created...

Though John Caird, an honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is credited with the staging, this is essentially a concert presentation of...

Mozart’s opera contains so many elements – fairytale, quest story, spiritual journey, low comedy and high-minded defence of Freemasonry – that any production is...

Richard Eyre’s production of La Traviata is a mainstay of the Royal Opera House, and Bob Crowley’s lavish design is one major reason why. In...

Norwegian director Stefan Herheim’s international career reached its apogee with a production of Parsifal at Bayreuth (2008) that achieved a number of goals –...

Amahl and the Night Visitors has all the ingredients of a Christmas show – lyrical music, a winsome boy hero and a miracle at...

Part of Antony McDonald’s brief from director of the Royal Opera Oliver Mears in creating his new, self-designed staging has been to produce something...
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