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OPERA

Following its unveiling at this address in 2016, Philip Venables’ setting of Sarah Kane’s final play 4.48 Psychosis garnered major awards from UK Theatre...

Streetwise Opera is a charity that provides singing lessons and performance opportunities for people that have experienced homelessness. A co-production with Northern Sinfonia, its...

Famously condemned by Stalin in 1936, Shostakovich's graphic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk still has the power to shock. Until the bleak final act, Richard Jones'...

Scottish Opera celebrates the 10th anniversary of its youth project, the Connect Company, with performances of three short new commissions from the winners of...

Antony McDonald has relocated Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal's mash-up of operatic genres, to a contemporary Glasgow mansion. A young Composer...

Less an opera and more a collection of scenes for opera heroines, Roles is the culmination of Metta Theatre’s residency at the V and A during...

The not always sophisticated humour of Fiona Show’s thrice-seen production of The Marriage of Figaro is made to feel positively classy in this latest...

Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new opera Coraline represents a departure for its 57-year-old composer. Its source is a multi-award-winning children’s novella by Neil Gaiman, previously turned into...

Who’d have thought that Gilbert and Sullivan’s baggy old warhorse could be reimagined for eight singers and a piano in a pub theatre, with...

As with several other unappealing Royal Opera productions, Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 staging survives because at each revival the company can slot in new cast...

With its mile-a-minute patter, and more visual gags than you can shake a tickling stick at – Imogen Garner’s Berta wields a duster just...

When Eugene Onegin premiered in 1879, it was at the Moscow Conservatory rather than a prestigious opera house, and with a student cast. Having...
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