La Bohème 2017 © ROH Photo Katherine Ashmore
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

La bohème

Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, replacing the much loved Copley version which has been re-appearing for forty years, is splendid but p...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Madama Butterfly

The challenge of any production of Madama Butterfly is how to keep the tension of the audience during the ...
Turandot Torre del Lago Puccini Festival 2017
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Turandot

All’alba vincero! Vincero! Vincero! After these last words of Puccinis world-famous aria “Nessun Dorma” you could hear the sound of 3000 people on their feet ...
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...