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Paris

Full of eastern promise: Mârouf, savetier du Caire at the Opéra Comique

By , 23 April 2018
****1
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New York City

An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

By , 23 April 2018
***11
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Budapest

Un ballo in maschera glitters but doesn’t ignite in Budapest

By , 21 April 2018
***11
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Budapest

Keeping Up with the Prussians: an homage to Wilhelmine von Bayreuth with Hasse's Artaserse

By , 21 April 2018
***11
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New York City

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
****1
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Turin

I Lombardi alla prima crociata returns to Turin’s Teatro Regio after 93 years

By , 20 April 2018
***11
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Toronto

Opera Atelier's strengths reinforced with Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

By , 19 April 2018
***11
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Leeds

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 19 April 2018
****1
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Amsterdam

Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 April 2018
****1
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New York City

Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 18 April 2018
*****
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Dublin

Fun and frolics at Irish National Opera's Figaro

By , 17 April 2018
****1
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Melbourne

Opera Australia's beautiful La traviata returns to Melbourne

By , 17 April 2018
***11
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Aachen

A fear of fear: Poulenc's Carmélites in Aachen

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Milan

Breaking with Verismo: Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Naples

A study in black and terror: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Naples

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Madrid

The vindication of a neglected masterpiece: a landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

By , 14 April 2018
*****
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Venice

Vivaldi in Venice: Orlando furioso as Baroque extravaganza at the Teatro Malibran

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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London

No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
****1
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Zürich

Defiling the throne: David Alden's cumbersome Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

By , 11 April 2018
***11
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London

Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous Early Opera Company

By , 11 April 2018
*****
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Rome

Time-travelling back to 1900: an eye-popping Tosca in Rome

By , 07 April 2018
****1
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Boston

Maid in Heaven: Odyssey Opera’s Giovanna d’Arco

By , 07 April 2018
***11
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Prague

Sternenhoch: Delightful depravity in Prague

By , 07 April 2018
****1
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Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
*****
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Rome

Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag double bill in Rome

By , 05 April 2018
**111
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Milan

Don Pasquale, or, The Revenge of the Dead Mother

By , 03 April 2018
****1
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Munich

Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich in Alden’s psychedelic staging

By , 02 April 2018
****1
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New York City

Superb Yoncheva and Beczała in The Met's Luisa Miller, anchored by Domingo

By , 02 April 2018
*****
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New York City

Guanqun Yu's Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

By , 31 March 2018
***11
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Mannheim

An unforgettable Good Friday Parsifal in Mannheim's historic production

By , 30 March 2018
*****
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New York City

A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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London

Entertaining but not entrancing: Royal Opera ventures into fantasy with Turnage's Coraline

By , 29 March 2018
***11
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London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Berlin

A study in contrasts: Barrie Kosky's compelling Onegin returns to the Komische Oper

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Valencia

Byron writes himself the lead role in Verdi's Il corsaro in Valencia

By , 28 March 2018
***11
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New York City

A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall: Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

By , 28 March 2018
*****
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New York City

Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

By , 25 March 2018
*****
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London

Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth: a Covent Garden masterclass in operatic villainy

By , 25 March 2018
****1
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Baden Baden

Nothing false about La finta giardiniera in Baden-Baden

By , 25 March 2018
****1
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Modena

La Gioconda in Modena: a popularly acclaimed, small-town grand opera

By , 25 March 2018
***11
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Berlin

Falstaff at the Festtage: Verdi's masterpiece in a new production at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 25 March 2018
****1
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

By , 24 March 2018
****1
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Baden Baden

Dieter Dorn’s Parsifal in Baden-Baden brings the full Monty to Monsalvat

By , 24 March 2018
***11
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Sydney

Boho chic: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns

By , 23 March 2018
****1
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Chicago

Paranoia and duplicity in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Fellow Travelers

By , 23 March 2018
****1
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera successfully resurrects La morte d’Orfeo

By , 23 March 2018
****1
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Berlin

A boisterous romp in Offenbach's Bluebeard at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 23 March 2018
***11
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Auckland

Disappointing Candide in Auckland

By , 23 March 2018
**111
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Amsterdam

Trouble in Tahiti and Clemency make an intriguing Dutch National double bill

By , 22 March 2018
***11
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New York City

Lots of fun, but little regard for Mozart and da Ponte in the Met's Così

By , 20 March 2018
***11
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