Opera Reviews

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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 dircetor Simon McBurney's 2016 production brings ...
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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 ...
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Cosi fan Tutte

Covent Garden’s revival of Jan Philipp Gloger’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte makes a welcome return to Covent Garden. Cosi has always been regarded as...
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Aurora

The admirable Bury Court Opera has brought us another specially commissioned work by promising young composer Noah Mosley. It’s a bizarre tale of lost...
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Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi often fell foul of the censors, and he was well aware that an opera about the assassination of a popular Swedish monarch was pretty lik...