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A cheeky eschatological opera featuring a virtuosic high soprano as the sinister police chief – if that sounds like Gyorgy Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre,...

Opera in the City Festival’s inaugural programme includes this double bill of recent works, both from the avant-garde end of the spectrum. First up...

Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera adaptation of Steven Berkoff's Greek, a tale of joyfully racist cockneys and the rotting underbelly of the collapsing English state, is...

Garsington’s final offering this season is the festival’s second community opera – a work specially written for a combination of professional and amateur forces,...

Opera Holland Park rarely brings a production back, but this show from 2009 proves well worth reviving. Janacek’s 1921 Katya Kabanova is an outstanding...

First seen in 2011, Mariame Clement’s production of Donizetti’s classic comedy about an elderly man who marries a young woman with disastrous consequences springs...

Poulenc’s one-woman opera La Voix Humaine opens with a woman, Elle, sitting alone, waiting for her lover to ring. She swings from anguish to...

Two of Ireland’s leading opera companies are to merge to form a new national company, in a move described as “a major step forward...

When the world’s most famous tenor takes on for the first time the mighty challenge of the title role of Verdi’s Otello, it’s an...
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