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OPERA

Another opening night, another sad memorial. The first performance of this revival of Jonathan Kent’s Tosca, first seen in 2006, was dedicated to the...

Three years ago the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse collaborated on a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo that set out to win new audiences and...

At 10 years old this year, David McVicar’s staging – and where would the Royal Opera be without him? – has worn well, its...

The first night of this revival of David McVicar’s staging of Rigoletto was dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who was originally announced...

W11 Opera is a remarkable company. Founded in 1971, it offers the invaluable opportunity for 80 schoolchildren aged nine-18 to participate in a brand...

This is the first of two King’s Head Theatre shows transferring to the West End, the company now having left its home base at...

Premiered two years apart in the early 1890s, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci soon became conjoined as a perennially successful double bill. Rodula Gaitanou’s vital...

In OperaUpClose’s ambitious pocket production of Eugene Onegin, the rolling Russian landscape of the Larin family estate has been replaced by a suburban semi...

The operas of John Adams – Nixon in China, Doctor Atomic and The Death of Klinghoffer among them – confront the American self-belief in...

Stravinsky’s neoclassical extravaganza, The Rake’s Progress, plays on the tension between artificiality and sincerity. This elegant and lively inaugural production by OperaGlass Works, a...

The opera buffa Cosi Fan Tutte contains some of Mozart's most glorious arias and orchestrations, but Da Ponte’s libretto, whose title translates as “all women...

The Royal Opera’s new production of Rossini’s melodramma tragico Semiramide – its first full staging at the venue since 1887 – was struck by...
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