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Milan

Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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New York City

Julie Taymor’s Magic Flute is still mesmerizing at The Met

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Berlin

Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 08 October 2017
***11
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Nuremberg

Horse and Carthage: The Trojans in Nuremberg

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Moscow

Mieczysław Weinberg's The Idiot at the Bolshoi Theatre

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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London

Static but worth the slog: ETO's two-part Giulio Cesare

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Würzburg

Box of tricks: an inventive Così in Würzburg

By , 07 October 2017
****1
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Barcelona

A dark masquerade in Barcelona: Verdi's Ballo returns to the Liceu

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Naples

An Old School staging for Simon Boccanegra in Naples

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Atlanta

Spano conducts a concert version of Verdi's Otello in Atlanta

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Los Angeles

Fishing for pearls: LA Opera's second attempt at Bizet proves a charmer

By , 07 October 2017
*****
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Chicago

Surrealist Rigoletto at the Lyric impresses with vocal talent

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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New York City

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
***11
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London

Rawness and tenderness in English Touring Opera's Dardanus

By , 06 October 2017
****1
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Adelaide

A carefree, comic Don Pasquale in Adelaide

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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Prague

Singing carries the show in new Prague Ballo in maschera

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Vienna

A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
****1
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Berlin

Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

By , 03 October 2017
**111
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Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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Antwerp

Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane returns to Flanders

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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Parma

A melancholy Falstaff at the Verdi Festival in Parma

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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Parma

Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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London

Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Leeds

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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New York City

Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

By , 26 September 2017
****1
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New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
****1
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Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Zürich

Wretched fates and quirky staging: Eugene Onegin in Zurich

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Vienna

A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity: Ottone at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 September 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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London

Complex Oedipus: Enescu’s ambitious only opera opens the LPO season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Chicago

John Neumeier's Orphée et Eurydice a bold season opener for the Lyric Opera

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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Cardiff

Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina leads WNO's Russian season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Vienna

Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Porpora's L'Agrippina offers momentary pleasures 300 years on

By , 21 September 2017
**111
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Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian returns to Stockholm as a moving Manon Lescaut

By , 20 September 2017
****1
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London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
****1
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Auckland

A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

By , 19 September 2017
*****
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London

Tainted Love: a passionate Hungarian double bill in Hackney

By , 19 September 2017
*****
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Wrocław

La Currentzis di Tito: a Mozartian mishap in Wrocław

By , 17 September 2017
**111
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Darmstadt

A curiously uninvolving Tosca in Darmstadt

By , 17 September 2017
***11
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Madrid

Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Boston

A rousing rarity in Boston: Odyssey Opera’s The Maid of Orléans

By , 16 September 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Philadelphia

Squatters’ rites, sacred sites in We Shall Not Be Moved

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Alresford

Grange Festival delivers an engaging Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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