Your Image Alt Text

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 ...
Your Image Alt Text

Manon Lescaut

The first revival of Jonathan Kent’s production of Manon Lescaut stirs strong emotions as it undoubtedly must have when it premiered back in 2014. Puc...
ENO Tosca 2016
Your Image Alt Text

Tosca

Yet another production of Tosca – what could be new to add relish to the reviewer’s jaded palate? In fact a great deal, even though this production is...
La Fanciulla delWest Grange Park Opera
Your Image Alt Text

La Fanciulla del West

This is the final year of Opera Grange Park’s eighteen-year residency at its tastefully derelict neo-classical home, Northington Grange, hidden in the...
Review English National Opera Madam Butterfly
Your Image Alt Text

Madam Butterfly

After much acclaim, the late Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly returns to the ENO for its sixth revival: revived by Sarah Tr...
Your Image Alt Text

Madama Butterfly

Thank you, Fates, for putting us at the Metropolitan Opera on this rare night. Cio-cio-san, the Butterfly character upon whom the entire evening rests...
Your Image Alt Text

La Bohème

After Nabucco in October, the Campoamor theatre (Oviedo), a rich programme followed concluding with Giacomo Puccini La Bohème. The librettists Giu...
Your Image Alt Text

La Bohème

Puccini’s dramatisation of artistic life in Paris, first performed in 1896, is probably the best known and most often performed opera in the world. As...
Your Image Alt Text

Madama Butterfly

Burbach’s new production of Madama Butterfly draws on traditional Japanese ghost stories to ‘radically reframe’ the opera. The result is haunting on s...
Your Image Alt Text

La Boheme

Puccini’s tear-jerker masterpiece seems to hold a special appeal for companies who aim to present old classics in stripped down and modernised form. B...