3.0★ ★ ★

Turandot

Turandot was Puccini’s last opera – indeed, he died before it was finished and the version we now hear is the one completed by Franco Alfano. This...
3.0★ ★ ★

Tosca

Grange Park Opera has moved to Horsley in Surrey. A new opera house is being built in the grounds of West Horsley Place and, though the building is un...
Madama Butterfly ©ROH. PHOTO BILL COOPER
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Madama Butterfly

Madam Butterfly seems to be the opera that houses turn to as a cash cow when times are hard. It is an opera with a small cast - if you skimp on Butter...
Madam Butterfly - The Kings Head - Photo Christopher Tribble
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Madam Butterfly

The King’s Head theatre welcomes its audience into its intimate space, filled on this occasion with mesmerizingly emotional singing and acting. Step...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Madam Butterfly

Welsh National Opera has revived their classic Joachim Herz production of Madam Butterfly, first seen in 1978. Although when it was first mounted, it ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Manon Lescaut

The first revival of Jonathan Kent’s production of Manon Lescaut stirs strong emotions as it undoubtedly must have when it premiered back in 2014. P...
ENO Tosca 2016
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Tosca

Yet another production of Tosca – what could be new to add relish to the reviewer’s jaded palate? In fact a great deal, even though this productio...
La Fanciulla delWest Grange Park Opera
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La Fanciulla del West

This is the final year of Opera Grange Park’s eighteen-year residency at its tastefully derelict neo-classical home, Northington Grange, hidden in t...
Review English National Opera Madam Butterfly
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Madam Butterfly

After much acclaim, the late Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly returns to the ENO for its sixth revival: revived by Sara...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Madama Butterfly

Thank you, Fates, for putting us at the Metropolitan Opera on this rare night. Cio-cio-san, the Butterfly character upon whom the entire evening rests...