Opera Reviews

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The Barber of Seville

Jonathan Miller’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is a perfect example of a concept that weathers well and the ability to look at a clas...
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Eugene Onegin

The WNO autumn season is labelled ‘Russian Revolution’ and comprises works by Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky, and Janacek, all set in Russia. The opera by Tch...
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Trial by Jury

Opera North is developing an honourable record in doing fine Gilbert and Sullivan productions and they have come up with a very funny Trial by Jury as...
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Cavalleria Rusticana

Mascagni's superb verismo masterpiece is being presented as part of Opera North’s imaginative Little Greats series. It is given in a startling new pro...
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Don Giovanni

Andrei Serban’s new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Bucharest National Opera House focuses on the theatrical and visual aspect...
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Lucrezia Borgia

Coming off of the theatrical extravaganza of King Lear from the same festival, in which every conceivable conceit, set piece, and lighting trick ...
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Samson and Delilah

One of the many things to admire about Arcola’s Grimeborn season is the multinational nature of many of the operas. In this production of Saint-Saens’...
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Orfeo ed Euridice

The season at Longborough, as always, ended with a production devoted to young, up-and-coming performers both on stage and in the orchestra pit, an in...
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Madama Butterfly

The challenge of any production of Madama Butterfly is how to keep the tension of the audience during the ...