OPERA

Operetta is a truly difficult art to master. Not only do you need high quality voices able to sing technically demanding music, but you...

Oliver Platt’s staging of Rossini’s comedy based on the Cinderella story represents Opera Holland Park’s first ever co-production, with the Danish National Opera –...

Michael Grandage’s Le Nozze di Figaro – new in 2012 and now revived by Ian Rutherford – is unmistakably set in Seville, with its...

German director David Bosch’s new Royal Opera staging of Verdi’s dark revenge tragedy, Il Trovatore, overlays the original 15th-century Spanish civil-war setting with contemporary...

100 years ago, 57,000 British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, with more than one million losses on...

New in 2006, David Alden’s production of Janacek’s opera based on Gabriela Preissova’s play, Her Stepdaughter, still comes over with overwhelming impact. Alden and...

Hannah Clark’s designs for Mozart’s opera set on Crete after the end of the Trojan War mix elements from the composer’s own period –...

A threatening darkness hangs over Jo Davies’ production of Don Carlo for Grange Park Opera. In the four-act version, as adopted here, we are...

Passions run high in Massenet’s Werther, based on Goethe’s semi-autobiographical novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, so it’s perplexing that three of the four...

Earth, 2316. Life is all but wiped out. Aphra is one of the few to have survived disease and flooding following the environmental meltdown....

English National Opera’s incoming artistic director Daniel Kramer stages this new production of Wagner’s opera in sets by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor. Visually, the results...

Based on a comic-strip, Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen is a unique operatic beast. Premiered in 1924, the tale of woodland creatures and their...
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