OPERA

Welsh National Opera celebrates its 70th anniversary by reprising its first ever offering – the famous double-bill comprising the two one-act pieces that launched...

Philip Venables defines himself as a composer concerned with sexuality, violence and politics. For his ambitious new work, he has secured the rights to...

George Enescu (1881-1955) may be Romania’s best known composer but little of his music is widely familiar. He wrote just the one opera, over...

In Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg, the travelling knight Von Stolzing – new in town and unversed in the practices of the Mastersingers –...

Rossini’s comedy was a notorious flop on its first night in Rome in 1816, but 200 years on there’s no doubt that the premiere...

Anthony Minghella directed just one opera production before his tragically early death in 2008, but his visualisation of Puccini’s culture-clash classic, launched in 2005...

Written a year before the composer’s death at the age of 31, Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey) is often described as the greatest of all...

‘The backyard and toilets of a gay nightclub, somewhere in England’, reads the opening stage direction of 27-year-old Mark Simpson’s first opera. A former...

Scottish Opera renews its partnership with the venerable D’Oyly Carte Opera Company for this new production of the most popular work in the entire...

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 –...
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