OPERA

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...

Operas about the horrors of war are always timely, even if variable in quality. Karl Amadeus Hartmann lived through the Nazi period by adopting...

From every point of view a major undertaking for the company, Alban Berg’s Lulu, his unfinished opera about the ultimate femme fatale, returns to...

The oldest production in the Royal Opera’s repertory, John Schlesinger’s staging of The Tales of Hoffmann has reached the ripe old age of 36....

The two one-act operas presented by Shadwell Opera boast many obvious similarities: Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Mark Anthony Turnage’s Twice Through the Heart are...

Last year Italian director Fabio Ceresa gave Wexford a notable success with his focused staging of Mascagni’s Gothic horror Guglielmo Ratcliff. This year, collaborating...
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