Opera Reviews

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Carmen

Carmen the opera, as well as Carmen the character, have been throughout the years unique sources for reimagined versions across all art forms and medi...
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Don Giovanni

The director Martin Constantine has managed to create a brilliantly witty, surprisingly moving and totally engaging production of Mozart and Da Ponte’...
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The Turn of the Screw

“I am the hidden life that stirs when the candle is out” is the line of the libretto that remains in my memory after this superb production of The Tur...
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Noye’s Fludde

“An epic feat of outreach” are the words used by Lily Einhorn who produced this marvellous version of Noye’s Fludde as a joint enterprise for English ...
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Cosi fan tutte

Mozart produced three great operas with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Cosi fan Tutte was first performed in Vienna in 1790 and, despite a brief period ...
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Anna Bolena

Anna Bolena is one of the great operas of the Italian romantic era. Historically, it was innovative both musically and dramatically. Among other reaso...
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Boris Godunov

‘Made in Britain” is written all over this revival production of the Russian opera ‘Boris Godunov’. Fittingly, even the name Boris is currently associ...
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Nabucco

Nabucco is Verdi’s third opera but first triumph. It propelled the young composer from desperation to elation. The plot consists of the essential ingr...
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The Magic Flute

Mozart produced The Magic Flute in the last year of his life, 1791. Europe was in turmoil. In England, The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine was published...