OPERA

Both William Shakespeare and the Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu died in 1616, a coincidence that inspired A Shakespearean Handan Dream. In juxtaposing the Chinese opera...

One on level, Jan Philipp Gloger’s new production of Cosi Fan Tutte, his debut with Covent Garden, plays out in primary colours. Scene settings...

The story behind the UK premiere of this opera is an extraordinary one. Born in Warsaw in 1935, Robert Andrzej Krauthammer was one of...

Celebrating Shakespeare, Welsh National Opera’s autumn season begins with the first of Verdi’s three Bard-inspired operas in a production that started life at Northern...

The Barber of Seville, a story of a woman imprisoned and manipulated by older men, might sit uneasily with contemporary audiences but Leiser and...

“A production of La Boheme in a pub theatre in English with a piano is closer to Puccini’s masterpiece than any starry concert performance...

It’s been 30 years since the Royal Opera last presented a fully-staged Norma, and sadly this new production by Alex Olle of the Catalan...

With its giant Nelson Mandela bust greeting visitors outside its east doors since 1985, the Royal Festival Hall is a fitting location for an...

Grimeborn is celebrating its 10th anniversary year - an impressive achievement for an opera festival which started out primarily to poke two fingers at...

Sublime musicianship collides with a staging that is about as close to the bone as you can get in this compelling, heart-rending take on...

Under the leadership of Jeff Clarke, Opera della Luna devotes itself exclusively to comic opera and operetta. No company in the land can match...

China has its own ancient and distinctive musical-theatrical traditions, but Western opera has a history in Shanghai that itself goes back to the 19th...
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