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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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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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Sydney

Enter the madman: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Sydney

By , 19 March 2018
***11
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Boston

A muffled scream in the night: The Threepenny Opera at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 18 March 2018
***11
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Chicago

Méphistophélès, master puppeteer: a new Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 18 March 2018
****1
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Madrid

Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

By , 18 March 2018
***11
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Lyon

Darkness and grandeur in Christophe Honoré's staging of Don Carlos for Opéra de Lyon

By , 17 March 2018
****1
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London

More croce than delizia: Daniel Kramer’s new Traviata offers entertainment but little heart

By , 16 March 2018
**111
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Lyon

Macbeth, Thane of Wall Street: Lyon's Verdi Festival launches with “the Scottish opera”

By , 16 March 2018
***11
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Naples

From darkness to light for Rossini's Mosè in Egitto in Naples

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Hong Kong

Luminous performances lift heavy-metal staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Cologne

A conceptually bold Manon at Oper Köln

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Amsterdam

Musically superlative Das Floß der Medusa at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 March 2018
****1
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Turin

Turin's Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

By , 13 March 2018
**111
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London

Dove's Flight takes off superbly to launch Royal Academy's new theatre

By , 12 March 2018
*****
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Madrid

A tale of two princesses: a dusty Aida revived at the Teatro Real

By , 10 March 2018
***11
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Los Angeles

Lots of Gluck: LA Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

By , 10 March 2018
***11
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Bergen

The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

By , 10 March 2018
****1
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Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera salutes Malin Byström’s thrilling performance as Fedora

By , 10 March 2018
****1
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Barcelona

Great success for Radvanovsky and Álvarez at Kaufmann's night: Andrea Chénier at the Liceu

By , 09 March 2018
****1
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Berlin

The silvery light of the moon: Neuenfels' bloodless Salome at the Berliner Staatsoper

By , 08 March 2018
***11
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London

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
***11
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Glasgow

Dove’s The Day After: Apocalyptic raw energy and verve at RCS

By , 07 March 2018
****1
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Dublin

Powder Her Face revival is gloriously kinky in Dublin

By , 06 March 2018
*****
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Budapest

All good fun: a flesh-and-blood Falstaff at Müpa Budapest

By , 06 March 2018
****1
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New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
*****
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London

Benjamin Britten's recurring Dream, this time at the Royal College of Music

By , 05 March 2018
***11
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Zürich

Heinz Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s life

By , 04 March 2018
****1
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Washington

Musically resplendent Don Carlo in Washington

By , 03 March 2018
****1
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Adelaide

To sing or not to sing: Brett Dean's Hamlet in Adelaide

By , 02 March 2018
****1
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London

Brooding Tabarro and a humdinger of a Gianni Schicchi from ETO

By , 02 March 2018
****1
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Cologne

An effectively unsettling The Emperor of Atlantis at Oper Köln

By , 02 March 2018
***11
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London

Hot ice and strange snow: an unseasonal return for Carsen’s bed-hopping Dream

By , 01 March 2018
****1
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Budapest

A journey to the Indies: an excellent Les Indes galantes at Müpa Budapest

By , 27 February 2018
****1
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Naples

Raindrops are falling in Lorenzo Amato's Traviata in Naples

By , 27 February 2018
***11
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London

Disappointing Dialogues des Carmélites at Guildhall School

By , 26 February 2018
**111
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New York City

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
*****
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Stockholm

Great debut for Christina Nilsson as Aida in Stockholm

By , 26 February 2018
**111
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Zürich

Enlightenment through compassion: Claus Guth's stellar Parsifal in Zurich

By , 25 February 2018
*****
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San Francisco

West Edge Opera’s Snapshots of the future

By , 25 February 2018
****1
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Milan

Mourning becomes Orpheus: Gluck at La Scala

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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Glasgow

Dove’s Flight: Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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London

Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

By , 22 February 2018
***11
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Cardiff

A thrilling Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera

By , 22 February 2018
****1
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Leeds

Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival at Opera North

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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Sydney

What’s up (with) Kosky’s Nose?

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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Chicago

Questions remained unanswered in a Così fan tutte revival in Chicago

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

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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