Opera Reviews

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L’Egisto

Hampstead Garden Opera has returned to the stage with a production of a rarely-performed baroque opera from 1643 by Francesco Cavalli. Hampstead Garde...
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Die Walküre

BRECHTIAN WAGNER It was a double privilege to be invited to see Wagner’s DIE WALKÜRE in a semi-staged production at the Longborough Opera Festival ...
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L’Elisir d’Amore

I’ve just been watching the streaming of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore from the Met and wish it was going to be up for another week or more! That woul...
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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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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...