OPERA

Richard Eyre’s production of Verdi’s tuneful crowd-pleaser returns for its 14th revival, determined, it seems, to earn its keep. With a cast lacking A-list...

A comic-grotesque fantasy in which Nekrotzar – a figure representing Death, the "Grand Macabre" of the title – menaces the pleasure-loving population of fictional...

George Benjamin’s second opera, Written on Skin was premiered at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012 and made a strong impression when it came to...

For many opera fans an orgy of nostalgia for a mythical old Vienna, Richard Strauss’ romantic comedy returns to Covent Garden in a new...

For anyone fed up with the Christmas season’s compulsory cheeriness, Scenes from the End, a visceral exploration of loss and grieving, may be the...

Routinely mentioned in the same breath as Rigoletto and La Traviata, Verdi’s two other seminal operas from the early 1850s, this grisly tale of...

In 2011, Irish composer Gerald Barry secured a major hit with his setting of The Importance of Being Earnest, which started life in concert...

The title alone – Hallelujah: Oratorio Balbulum (Stuttering Oratorio) - of this one-hour work for orchestra, chorus, two soloists and narrator – suggests something...

Manon Lescaut stands at some remove from Puccini’s most popular operas – there are relatively few standout arias, plus something of a dramatic vacuum...

Until the inauguration of Northern Ireland Opera in 2010, the region had experienced a sometimes fraught, inconsistent relationship with opera. Under artistic director Oliver...

Founded in 1990, Hampstead Garden Opera performs two valuable roles: an opportunity for young singers to participate in staged productions, and to provide opera...

For the first time, the Royal Opera takes up residence at Wilton’s for this show by young professionals from the Jette Parker Young Artists...
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