L’elisir D’amore © ROH Photo Bill Cooper
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

L’Elisir D’Amore

L’elisir D’amore, with its highly effective musical contrasts, propelled Donizetti into further international recognition and stardom in 1832, con...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Mayerling

Among Kenneth MacMillan’s many distinctive and famous ballets Mayerling continues to win the highest plaudits, and justly so. More than any of his o...
DON CARLOS (C) ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Don Carlo

There are at least four versions of this late-Verdi opera in print, and any number of variations used in production. So it is important to state that ...
EXTERMINATING ANGEL PRODUCTION IMAGE (C) ROH. PHOTO BY CLIVE BARDA
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Exterminating Angel

Thomas Ades is the real thing, a British composer writing big works for the operatic stage. In The Exterminating Angel, his third opera, the way he de...
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...
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR © ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Adriana Lecouvreur

David McVicar’s production of Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, an accomplished and theatrically engaging opera, can be summed up as a triumph...
Il trovatore.The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda
3.0★ ★ ★

Il Trovatore

The performance Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House, directed by David Bösch, starts with a teenager’s graffiti. While listening to the overture,...
La Traviata © 2017 ROH. Photo Tristram Kenton
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

La Traviata

Verdi's opera “La Traviata” premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on the 6th of March 1853. It was not a success,  but since that time it h...
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...