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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Samson and Delilah

One of the many things to admire about Arcola’s Grimeborn season is the multinational nature of many of the operas. In this production of Saint-Saens’...
Armide Arcola Theatre.
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Armide

Arcola’s Grimeborn season often includes rarely performed operas. Lully's Armide is a brave excursion into French baroque opera. It is a work that int...
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The Marriage of Kim K

Arcola’s Grimeborn season kicks off in style with this ingenious re-imagining of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. It is more musical theatre than opera bu...
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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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Hamlet

The plays of Shakespeare have provided plenty of plots for the composers of opera. Verdi famously used Othello and Falstaff, Britten A Midsummer Night...
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Der Rosenkavalier

Rosenkavalier is a wonderful opera. It has some of the most superb music ever written for women’s voices and it has a central theme that strikes chord...
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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...
L’Incoronazione di Poppea Colston Hall Bristol
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L’Incoronazione di Poppea

As part of the celebration of the birth of Monteverdi 450 years ago, Sir John Eliot Gardiner has developed concert productions of the three great Mont...