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Milan

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

By , 05 June 2018
***11
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Paris

Russia meets France: Lully’s Phaéton in Versailles

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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Amsterdam

Superb, sinister Tales of Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

By , 03 June 2018
*****
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New York City

Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain returns home to NYCO

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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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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High Wycombe

A gentle, sympathetic Capriccio at Garsington

By , 01 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

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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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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London

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

By , 29 May 2018
****1
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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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Munich

House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

By , 26 May 2018
***11
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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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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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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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Vienna

Capriccio: Strauss’ swansong at the Staatsoper

By , 20 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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Glyndebourne

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

By , 19 May 2018
***11
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Berlin

Dampened fire: Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper

By , 18 May 2018
***11
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Adelaide

The State Opera’s Pearl Fishers graces Adelaide's stage

By , 17 May 2018
****1
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Turin

On the female condition: two 20th-century operas in Turin

By , 16 May 2018
****1
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Munich

Hasse’s Artaserse in Munich: an unusual pasticcio

By , 15 May 2018
***11
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Munich

Great success for Gimadieva and Flórez in Munich's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 13 May 2018
****1
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Florence

Fabio Luisi conducts Cardillac at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

By , 12 May 2018
****1
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Philadelphia

Yusif Eyvazov a magnificent Cavardossi in Philadelphia's Tosca

By , 12 May 2018
*****
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Vienna

Softly awakes my cold, cold heart: a tepid Samson et Dalila in Vienna

By , 12 May 2018
***11
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Berlin

Thunder and lightning put an end to love in Komische Oper’s Semele

By , 12 May 2018
****1
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Berlin

Rachvelishvili triumphs as Azucena in Berlin

By , 12 May 2018
****1
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Boston

Strangers in Paradise: Boston Lyric Opera’s Trouble in Tahiti

By , 11 May 2018
*****
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London

Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 10 May 2018
****1
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Naples

Nino Rota's Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze: a fantastic folle journée at Teatro di San Carlo

By , 10 May 2018
*****
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Prague

A colorful, revealing reprise of Clemenza in Prague

By , 10 May 2018
****1
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Bromley

A warm, but basic Marriage of Figaro from English Touring Opera

By , 08 May 2018
***11
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Amsterdam

Beautiful but infuriating: the Currentzis-Sellar Clemenza in Amsterdam

By , 07 May 2018
***11
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Piacenza

A traditional Il corsaro revived in Piacenza

By , 06 May 2018
***11
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Seattle

A visually stunning Aida at Seattle Opera

By , 05 May 2018
***11
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Glasgow

Natalya Romaniw thrills in Scottish Opera’s epic Eugene Onegin

By , 03 May 2018
****1
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Melbourne

Opera Australia’s Tosca highlights the tyranny of evil Scarpia

By , 01 May 2018
****1
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