OPERA

Simon McBurney, co-founder of Complicite, chose Mozart’s Enlightenment-themed singspiel The Magic Flute as his second operatic venture (2013), after Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart in...

Even if my life depended on it, I’m not sure I could explain the plot of L’Etoile, an opera-bouffe by the minor but genuinely...

Composer Emily Hall describes her site-specific, immersive work as an opera installation. In groups of a dozen the audience is guided around London's vast...

Buoyed up by a small yet strong cast, and blessed with a scenic design that mirrors Louise Welsh's austere libretto, The Devil Inside offers...

In a season in which the company’s new work comprises just one major operatic production plus a couple of musicals, Opera North’s choice alights...

Headlining the first of two casts offered in the current revival of Puccini’s thriller, Romanian diva Angela Gheorghiu returns to star in Jonathan Kent’s...

This revival of Kasper Holten’s first production for the Royal Opera – launched to mixed reviews in 2013 – opens 10 days after his...

Like Philip Pullman’s acclaimed His Dark Materials trilogy, intended for young people but enjoyed by a far wider readership, this operatic adaptation of Smarties...

Italian director Damiano Michieletto made his Covent Garden debut in June with a production of Rossini’s William Tell that caused a major scandal. Happily,...

Next year, Jonathan Miller’s production of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan opera celebrates its 30th anniversary, while during the current run it will...

Presenting its director fellow Max Hoehn, Independent Opera mounts the first UK performances of Czech-Austrian composer Simon Vosecek’s Biedermann and the Arsonists. David Pountney...

The Royal Opera presents the world premiere of a new work by a noted Austrian composer. Now 62, and with half a dozen operas...
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