OPERA

Martin Duncan’s 2011 production of Rossini’s frothy and at times acerbic comedy makes its first return at Garsington. It’s an evening that delivers on many...

Mozart composed Mitridate, King of Pontus when he was just 14 for the predecessor of La Scala, Milan. It’s representative of the serious opera...

Beethoven’s message in his only opera, Fidelio, is that love and courage can counter oppression and leverage freedom. It’s a testament to the universality of...

This summer, Albert Herring, Benjamin Britten’s comic opera of repression, rum-laced lemonade and rites of passage celebrates 70 years since its premiere at Glyndebourne. The...

When the world’s most famous tenor takes on for the first time the mighty challenge of the title role of Verdi’s Otello, it’s an...

Katie Mitchell’s production of Janacek’s drama of Czech village life was launched by Welsh National Opera in 1998, when the company was performing in...

This season Garsington launches a collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra, which plays in the pit for the first time under Dutch conductor Jac van...

In some respects Annabel Arden’s treatment of Bizet’s opera is radical. Almost all of the dialogue goes, to be replaced by an English-language narration...

As a theatre Snape Maltings is technically limited, so it was a brilliant idea on the part of the Aldeburgh Festival to invite as...

Widely seen in the US since 2015 and now receiving its European premiere, Daniel Schnyder’s opera is a classical-jazz fusion which tilts the balance...

Back in 2010 Australian composer Brett Dean had an enormous success with his first opera Bliss, based on a novel by Peter Carey, and...

In little more than a year, Wasfi Kani has built a new opera house at a new venue in Surrey – a 700-seat theatre...
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