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Cosi fan Tutte

Covent Garden’s revival of Jan Philipp Gloger’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte makes a welcome return to Covent Garden. Cosi has always been regarded as...
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Aurora

The admirable Bury Court Opera has brought us another specially commissioned work by promising young composer Noah Mosley. It’s a bizarre tale of lost...
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Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi often fell foul of the censors, and he was well aware that an opera about the assassination of a popular Swedish monarch was pretty lik...
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The Magic Flute

How can you not love an opera that begins with the hero running on stage pursued by a giant lobster, screaming for help, and fainting? This charming r...
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Anthropocene

Scottish Opera makes a very welcome visit to London, bringing their newly commissioned opera by composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh. It...
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Katya Kabanova

This austere opera by Janacek never offers an easy evening in the opera house. Richard Jones' new production for the Royal Opera certainly does justic...
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L’Incoronazione di Poppea

This magnificent opera by Monteverdi was first performed at the Venice Carnival in 1643. It dates from the earliest days of opera when composers were ...
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Intronauts

In the not-too-distant future, if you have an itch you only have to ask your Intronaut to scratch it…internally. Nose blocked? Not enough fibres in yo...
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The Secret Marriage

The Secret Marriage is one of those lost treasures of late eighteenth century opera. First performed in Vienna in 1792 it was popular all over Europe ...
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Beauty, Love and Death

Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) is a treasure trove of gems from a musical age that should be better known. Though a lot of early opera is nowad...