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Budapest

Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit in Budapest

By , 17 June 2018
****1
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London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Berlin

Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Budapest

The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Der fliegende Holländer: an exhilarating storm-tossed evening in the Cotswolds

By , 13 June 2018
***11
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London

#Handel@ENO: Acis and Galatea for the social media age

By , 11 June 2018
****1
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Glyndebourne

Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey leads terrific revival of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

By , 10 June 2018
****1
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Alresford

Ludicrous, but brilliant: The Barber of Seville at The Grange Festival

By , 09 June 2018
****1
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Halle

Simply outstanding: Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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West Horsley

Country-house Ball: Verdi at Grange Park Opera

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Manchester

The BBC Philharmonic say adiós to Mena

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Alresford

Agrippina triumphs at The Grange Festival

By , 08 June 2018
*****
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Aldeburgh

Pastel-perfect hell: To See The Invisible at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Budapest

A powerful gale of sound in Budapest's Dutchman

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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Prague

A dark update for Werther in Prague

By , 07 June 2018
****1
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Barcelona

A forlorn Manon Lescaut arrives in Barcelona

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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London

Youthful japes: La finta semplice at the QEH

By , 06 June 2018
****1
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Milan

Schubert's Fierrabras premieres at La Scala, with mixed results

By , 05 June 2018
***11
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Amsterdam

Superb, sinister Tales of Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

By , 03 June 2018
*****
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Paris

Russia meets France: Lully’s Phaéton in Versailles

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Zürich

Twist of Fate: Hibla Gerzmava shines in botched Forza in Zurich

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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Bernburg (Saale)

Handel's pasticcio Oreste in Bernburg at Halle Handel Festival

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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New York City

Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain returns home to NYCO

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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Lismore

L’italiana in Algeri at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

By , 01 June 2018
***11
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High Wycombe

A gentle, sympathetic Capriccio at Garsington

By , 01 June 2018
***11
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High Wycombe

Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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London

A classically elegant Così fan tutte for a balmy summer evening at Holland Park

By , 31 May 2018
****1
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Auckland

New Zealand Opera’s L’elisir d’amore: an evergreen charmer

By , 31 May 2018
*****
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London

Peacocks in Paris: an engrossing La traviata at Opera Holland Park

By , 29 May 2018
****1
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Bradford on Avon

Escape to the country: Bernstein's Candide at Iford

By , 29 May 2018
****1
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Oslo

Too many doors: an occasionally inert, but well-sung Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 29 May 2018
***11
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Bad Lauchstädt

Parnasso in festa at the Halle Handel Festival a gorgeous indulgence

By , 28 May 2018
*****
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Halle

Samson is a great treat at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 27 May 2018
****1
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Los Angeles

Matthew Aucoin, Rod Gilfry and Walt Whitman in the wilds of Beverly Hills

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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Stockholm

Deception reigns in Christof Loy’s production of Der Rosenkavalier in Stockholm

By , 26 May 2018
****1
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Munich

House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

By , 26 May 2018
***11
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Frankfurt am Main

Indomitable: Billy Budd in Frankfurt

By , 25 May 2018
*****
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Halle

A bizarre Berenice at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 25 May 2018
***11
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Berlin

Finely etched: Berghaus' Barbiere at the Staatsoper

By , 24 May 2018
***11
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Milan

A guilty pleasure: Zeffirelli's Aida at La Scala

By , 23 May 2018
****1
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Florence

Viva Verdi! Patriotic fervour in Florence's new La battaglia di Legnano

By , 22 May 2018
****1
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Vienna

Capriccio: Strauss’ swansong at the Staatsoper

By , 20 May 2018
***11
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Saint Paul

The Minnesota Opera stages Thaïs, a bright star in Massenet’s galaxy of women

By , 20 May 2018
****1
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Glyndebourne

Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 20 May 2018
*****
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Tokyo

Cynicism reigns in Katharina Wagner’s Fidelio in Tokyo

By , 20 May 2018
****1
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Glyndebourne

Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly makes her bow at the Glyndebourne Festival

By , 19 May 2018
***11
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Glasgow

A vibrant Street Scene from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 19 May 2018
****1
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Berlin

Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

By , 18 May 2018
***11
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