Opera

4.48 Psychosis (C) ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey
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4.48 Psychosis

“Behold the light of despair, the glare of anguish”. It is so difficult to know where to start with this extraordinary work by composer Philip Venable...
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Maria Stuarda

One of the most celebrated opera singers of our time giving a role debut, a story about a rivalry between two queens, as well as a narrative packed wi...
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Macbeth

Last night’s performance of Verdi’s Macbeth was filmed and screened for the benefit of worldwide audience unable to see the live performance. The audi...
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La Traviata

Every opera company needs a top quality production of Traviata that it can roll out to bring in the crowds and fill the coffers. Verdi’s tuneful and t...
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Don Carlo

This was a classic opera production, a remake of original direction and design made for several Spanish opera companies. The story is grave, and so is...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I am something of a fan of Benjamin Britten’s opera of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I like the music, the initial eerie glissandos, some of the brillian...
From the House of the Dead (C) ROH. Photo by Clive Barda
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From the House of the Dead

‘In every creature, a spark of God’ wrote the composer on the title page of this, his last opera, now given its first ever Covent Garden performance. ...
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Giulio Cesare

John Coke and his team at Bury Court have conjured up a minor miracle with a production of Giulio Cesare that does full justice to one of Handel’s fin...