5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Götterdämmerung

This production of Götterdämmerung - the last opera in Wagner’s epic four-work Ring cycle directed by Frank Castorf - first saw the light of day in 2013 in celebration of the bicentenary of the composer’s...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Siegfried

First seen in 2013 as part of the complete Ring cycle to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth, the third opera in the Ring, Siegfried, directed by controversial Berlin-based theatre director, Fra...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Die Walküre

In the second part of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre - first seen in 2013 as part of the complete cycle to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth - Berlin-based, avant-garde, theatre director,...
BAYREUTH RHEINGOLD
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold

A run-down and faded 1950s motel on America’s famed Route 66, aptly named ‘Golden’, provides an authentic setting for Frank Castorf’s stylish and witty production of Das Rhinegold, first seen in 2013 as...
Tristan und Isolde Bayreuther Festspiele, Bayreuth
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Tristan und Isolde

This production of Tristan und Isolde by Katharina Wagner first saw the light of day at last year’s festival immediately finding success with the cognoscenti of the Green Hill. Her direction tapped into the o...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Parsifal

Specifically written for the Festspielhaus, Wagner described Parsifal as ‘ein Bühnenweihfestspiel’ (A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage) not an opera thereby underlying the work’s deeply-re...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Der Fliegende Holländer

Wagner’s first mature opera written in 1841, Der fliegende Holländer is directed with great flair and imagination by the German theatre director, Jan Philipp Gloger. Quite daring in his approach, Gloger b...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Force of Destiny

English National Opera flourishes at the London Coliseum that’s for sure and their latest production, Verdi’s tragic and powerful love story, The Force of Destiny (incidentally, last staged by the company i...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

English National Opera’s new season at the London Coliseum got off to a ripping start with Dmitri Tcherniakov’s gripping new production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella,...