Opera Reviews

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Carmen

This splendid production of Carmen shows off the substantial talents of the Welsh National Opera team at their best. It is an opera that all too often...
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The Marriage of Figaro

Some say that Mozart’s revolutionary opera, The Marriage of Figaro, should really be called The Marriage of Susanna. Welsh National Opera’s enjoyable ...
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Opera Undone: Tosca & La Boheme

Take two of Puccini’s most popular operas – Tosca and La Boheme and reduce them into one hour each, edit music and narrative and you get ‘opera undone...
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Il Barbiere Di Saviglia

When I first spotted "Il Barbiere Di Saviglia" on the yearly programme of the Israeli Opera, my immediate reaction was: what a challenge it is for a d...
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Madam Butterfly

This production of Madam Butterfly, created by film maker Anthony Minghella, was first seen at English National Opera in 2005. It is visually stunning...
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Falstaff

Verdi's last opera is a real artistic testament to the career of a composer who until the very end never ceased to experiment and evolve his musical a...
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Il Diluvio Universale

Musica Antica Rotherhithe is a group of enterprising young performers who mostly perform rare pieces of music from the baroque period. This beautiful ...
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Die Zauberflote

This extraordinary production of The Magic Flute was first performed in Germany in 2012 and has since travelled around the world – but sadly never to ...
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Luisa Miller

‘Luisa Miller’ is rarely performed but is still an opera of great interest, both in itself and for where it stands in Verdi’s output. Written for Napl...