4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Eugene Onegin

For a school to take on a production of Eugene Onegin might seem over-ambitious madness – Whitgift School has done just that and made a storming suc...
Cosi fan Tutte Bury Court Opera
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Cosi Fan Tutte

Bury Court Opera is a delight. An hour from London on the train from Waterloo, the two week festival takes place in an ancient tithe barn converted in...
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 ...
Orphée aux Enfers Hackney Empire
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Orphée aux Enfers

If I could give this production six stars I would. It is an absolute joy. It is a bit ramshackle - the scenery probably cost 1% of the budget for the ...
Written on Skin Royal Opera House 2017
3.0★ ★ ★

Written on Skin

Written on Skin is George Benjamin’s second opera and, in this work, the full benefits of his partnership with writer Martin Crimp are revealed. The...
Lulu-ENO-c-Catherine-Ashmore
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Lulu

Lulu is a difficult opera to watch at any time – on the day of the US election result it seemed even harder on the emotions than usual. The connecti...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Nose

The Nose is Shostakovich’s first opera. It was written around 1926/7 during that all too brief period when avant-garde art flourished under the new ...
The Dresser at Duke of York’s
3.0★ ★ ★

The Dresser

The Dresser is a play about theatre and theatricality. It focuses on the relationships between the members of a touring repertory company bringing Sha...
ENO-Don-Giovanni
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Don Giovanni

I begin with a confession. As a Mozart enthusiast, I went to the ENO’s dress rehearsal of Don Giovanni …. and hated it! Two weeks later I went aga...
Cosi Fan Tutte ROH 2016
3.0★ ★ ★

Cosi Fan Tutte

Covent Garden’s new production of Cosi Fan Tutte is fizzing with fresh ideas. Young German director, Jan Philipp Glogier, paints Don Alfonso as a su...