TOSCA 2018 (C) ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE
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Tosca

What is there new to say about Floria Tosca’s journey from piety and artistry through to a final symbolic confrontation with Baron Scarpia on the batt...
Tosca King's Head photo credit Jacob Sacks-Jones
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Tosca

The second act of Tosca is almost always a harrowing experience. The sexual abuse of a distressed woman by a powerful man is deeply disturbing - in th...
La Bohème 2017 © ROH Photo Katherine Ashmore
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La bohème

Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, replacing the much loved Copley version which has been re-appearing for forty years, is splendid but perp...
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Madama Butterfly

The challenge of any production of Madama Butterfly is how to keep the tension of the audience during the ...
Turandot Torre del Lago Puccini Festival 2017
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Turandot

All’alba vincero! Vincero! Vincero! After these last words of Puccinis world-famous aria “Nessun Dorma” you could hear the sound of 3000 people on their feet ...
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Turandot

Turandot was Puccini’s last opera – indeed, he died before it was finished and the version we now hear is the one completed by Franco Alfano. This lat...
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Tosca

Grange Park Opera has moved to Horsley in Surrey. A new opera house is being built in the grounds of West Horsley Place and, though the building is un...
Madama Butterfly ©ROH. PHOTO BILL COOPER
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Madama Butterfly

Madam Butterfly seems to be the opera that houses turn to as a cash cow when times are hard. It is an opera with a small cast - if you skimp on Butter...
Madam Butterfly - The Kings Head - Photo Christopher Tribble
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Madam Butterfly

The King’s Head theatre welcomes its audience into its intimate space, filled on this occasion with mesmerizingly emotional singing and acting. Stepha...
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Madam Butterfly

Welsh National Opera has revived their classic Joachim Herz production of Madam Butterfly, first seen in 1978. Although when it was first mounted, it ...