Opera Reviews

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Così fan tutte

The current production of Così fan Tutte at the 2020 Salzburg festival was already staged last year with some cuts to the original score in order to c...
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Die Walküre

Back in 2019 Grimeborn began its exploration of Wagner’s Ring cycle with the inspired idea of reviving the reduced-scale version devised by Jonathan D...
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L’amico Fritz

We are very familiar with Mascagni’s first opera ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’, from whose successful shadow he strove in vain to escape for much of his late...
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The Cunning Little Vixen

The Longborough Opera Festival ends its season every year with a show that highlights young professionals just starting their careers in opera, and th...
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The Cunning Little Vixen

Rather like ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, this opera is fairly indestructible in any production. As environmental awareness has grown so this parable abou...
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Violetta and Tatyana

Making a formidable return to music-making, Opera Holland Park’s latest recital series was a tonic for concert-goers. “Opera in Song”, a collaborative...
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La Bohème

Richard Jones’s production of La bohème has become the poster child of London’s Covent Garden. Studded with festive tropes of Parisian fantasy: fallin...
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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...