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OPERA

A cheeky eschatological opera featuring a virtuosic high soprano as the sinister police chief – if that sounds like Gyorgy Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre,...

Opera in the City Festival’s inaugural programme includes this double bill of recent works, both from the avant-garde end of the spectrum. First up...

Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera adaptation of Steven Berkoff's Greek, a tale of joyfully racist cockneys and the rotting underbelly of the collapsing English state, is...

Who can resist hummus, that delicious blend of chickpeas, olive oil and garlic? It’s a Middle Eastern cultural touchstone and the name of zesty...

Utopian thinkers are often dismissed as dreamers, madmen or heretics. But for a brief moment in China’s history, one man succeeded in realising his...

Gluck’s 1762 Orfeo ed Euridice offers a fascinating journey into the psychology of time – not least in that its composer looked back to...

Garsington’s final offering this season is the festival’s second community opera – a work specially written for a combination of professional and amateur forces,...

With subjects ranging from Brexit to a Mars mission, from Trump to the Berlin Wall, this year’s 10th-anniversary Tete a Tete opera festival is...

Claus Guth’s Glyndebourne debut production saw three cast changes in the weeks leading up to the first night, with the title role of the...

Opening Dalston’s annual Grimeborn opera festival before visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, The Marriage of Kim K come from Manchester-based company Leoe and Hyde. Despite an...

Exactly why composer Andre Tchaikowsky – gay, Jewish and depressive – chose The Merchant of Venice, with its heavy-handed anti-Semitism, as the basis of...

Over the years Opera Holland Park has made a speciality of the operas of Puccini and his contemporaries – a group often referred to...
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