Opera

Lucia di Lammermor © 2017 ROH. Photograph Stephen Cumminskey
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Lucia di Lammermoor

This famous opera regained its place in the repertory thanks to the role it played in the careers of Callas and Sutherland. However, it is has sustain...
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Rodelinda

Before I even get around to talking about this very intelligent and moving production of Handel’s masterful opera Rodelinda, I have to state the this ...
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Les Vêpres Siciliennes

The Les Vêpres Siciliennes or as it is known in English The Sicilian Vespers is the name given to the successful rebellion on the island of Sicily tha...
Simon Boccanegra Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli)
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Simon Boccanegra

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to experience Italian opera in a traditional setting and hear Simon Bocaneggra twice in a week with different cast
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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...
Opera North’s Cavalleria rusticana Photo Robert Workman
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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 ...