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For the second year running, Pegasus Opera is presenting the UK premieres of two one-act operas – one serious, one comic –
Kaj Nazar by Haro Stepanian, billed as Armenia’s first comic opera, has not been seen since its premiere in Yerevan in 1935.
It is surprising that Bury Court Opera has waited until its final season to stage The Turn of the Screw: the company’s
English Touring Opera, which takes a flexible view on language, presents Verdi’s Macbeth in Andrew Porter’s English version. Since surtitles are also
The artistic and musical director of Ensemble OrQuesta, Marcio da Silva, has developed a distinctive style for his productions of Baroque opera.
Though John Caird, an honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is credited with the staging, this is essentially a concert
The gorgeous Edwardian Kings Theatre is ideal for traditional panto, and this is essentially what we get in this Cinderella. The richly-coloured
Famously encored in its entirety by the Emperor of Austria, Domenico Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto dates from 1792 – the year of
With Wagner’s Ring among its past projects, Fulham Opera now turns to Don Carlo, maybe Verdi’s grandest – and greatest – opera.
Pascal Dusapin’s Passion, a meditation on the Orpheus myth, was premiered 10 years ago at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, but this collaboration between
Faust, Alberta is a small village in western Canada. In Simone Spagnolo’s new one-man opera, it is also a state of mind.
A baroque extravaganza, The Enchanted Island was conceived by Jeremy Sams for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, where its premiere cast in
This Don Giovanni, presented in a neo-classical stone amphitheatre, inaugurates the Waterperry Opera Festival in rural Oxfordshire. It shares the programme with
It is 60 years since Vanessa’s successful premiere at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in New York, but this is the first professional
This revival of Robert Carsen’s 2012 staging of Verdi’s final opera seems to have everything you could ask for. Appropriately enough, it
Dulwich Opera is a touring company established by two young singers, Loretta Hopkins and David Fletcher. Its production of Cosi Fan Tutte
Revered more than 40 years after her death, Maria Callas wowed audiences from the New York Met to La Scala in Milan.
Ahead of its production of Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre stages a subtler and more sinister musical chiller,
Mamzer, a Hebrew word, denotes a person born from a forbidden relationship. Yoel (countertenor Collin Shay) is a timid 21-year-old Hassid. On
Some of the best moments in Trioperas come when the show gets furthest away from conventional expectations of opera. There’s the breakdancing
Marie Duplessis, the historical model for Verdi’s Violetta Valery, died at the age of just 23. This makes La Traviata an apt
This is the first time that Madama Butterfly has emerged from her chrysalis at Glyndebourne’s summer festival, though the company first toured
Laurence Osborn, the 29-year-old composer of this new opera, writes in the programme of the claustrophobia of living with his mother until
Famously condemned by Stalin in 1936, Shostakovich’s graphic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk still has the power to shock. Until the bleak final
The New York-based composer Philip Hagemann has come to London to conduct this double bill of his own operas, both receiving their
Stravinsky’s neoclassical extravaganza, The Rake’s Progress, plays on the tension between artificiality and sincerity. This elegant and lively inaugural production by OperaGlass
Ahead of Barrie Kosky’s new production of Carmen, due at Covent Garden in February, the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker young artists
The vision of a British opera industry that is as ethnically diverse as Team GB at the London and Rio Olympics may
Centred on the passions and pains of an operatic diva, Tosca gives Puccini permission to use his full, seductive box of tricks
A cheeky eschatological opera featuring a virtuosic high soprano as the sinister police chief – if that sounds like Gyorgy Ligeti’s Le
Opening Dalston’s annual Grimeborn opera festival before visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, The Marriage of Kim K come from Manchester-based company Leoe and