OPERA

First seen in 2013, Sasha Regan’s celebrated all-male production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic HMS Pinafore returns for a national tour. It’s scaled...

The curtain rises to reveal a second, smaller but otherwise identical proscenium arch and curtain upon the Royal Opera House stage. When it opens,...

Though set in Victorian London’s East End, this new opera – with its focus on two immigrant women labouring under an uncompromising overseer –...

It’s been 13 years since the Royal Opera last presented Donizetti’s opera in a misguided staging by Christof Loy that ran for just eight...

The night after winning the Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in opera, the English National Opera orchestra proved its popular mettle by putting 48...

A relative newcomer to the thriving world of quality shoe-string opera, Pop-up Opera has surely become the most mobile such company since starting out...

Strewn with discarded flowers, an upturned trestle table and smashed crockery, the stage at the end of Gerald Barry’s operatic version of Wilde’s The...

In Manchester city centre, homelessness is common. Less common are arias and less common still choruses of performers who have experienced homelessness singing Bach. Taking...

Musorgsky’s historical epic is performed in its original 1869 version, rejected by the management of the Imperial Theatres of the time because it had...

Designer Anna Fleischle has created the largest and most intricate set that English Touring Opera is fielding on its current spring tour. The visual...

"Remember Pia,” said Dante, “whom Siena made and Maremma destroyed." Inspired by this famous line from the Purgatory section of the Divine Comedy, Donizetti...

Starting out on its mammoth spring tour, which sees it present three main-stage works at 21 UK venues from Truro to Perth, English Touring...
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