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Katya Kabanova

This austere opera by Janacek never offers an easy evening in the opera house. Richard Jones' new production for the Royal Opera certainly does justic...
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Falstaff

Verdi’s last opera is a two-fold miracle – of both economy and prodigality.  He started with the advantage of Boito’s superb libretto which strengthen...
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La Boheme

More than a century after it was first premiered in 1896, La Bohème remains a timeless ode to love. Written by Giacomo Puccini who was crowned by musi...
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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Carmen

If you have any preconceptions of Carmen or, in fact, the entire discipline of opera you shall find them completely misplaced in relation to Kosky’s a...
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...
Salome ROH 2018
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Salome

Salome was Strauss’ breakthrough opera and it has all the hallmarks of his early style – lush voluptuous writing for orchestra and the soprano voice a...
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Semiramide

Rossini loved food. A gourmand and gourmet after whom many dishes were named, one of the few times he is known to have shed tears was when he lost a p...