Opera Reviews

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Roberto Devereux

The works of Donizetti are loved by some for the opportunities they provide for great singers to display their wares. In the bel canto world he domina...
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Faust

To lose one soprano may be regarded as a misfortune – to lose two turns out to be a piece of good luck for Covent Garden because it brought to the sta...
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Diary of One Who Disappeared

Can it ever truly be love if it is spawned from an obsession? We see scattered throughout history, literature, and modern pop culture the notion that ...
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Manon

Abbé Prévost’s Novel “Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut,” written back in 173,1 was an inspiration to many opera composers, includi...
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Tosca

119 years after the great success of the opening night of Tosca in Rome, the audience in Tel Aviv was privileged to share a very similar experience. F...
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The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute returns to the English National Opera this week to much applause. The revival of the 2016 production, under Simon McBurney's direction...
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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow is a charming bit of Viennese nonsense with some good tunes and a bit of a Beatrice and Benedict plot. ENO has tried very hard – maybe...
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La favorite

The Teatro Massimo’s new production of Donizetti’s La Favorite revives the tradition of Bel Canto in all its magnificence. Performed in Paris for the ...