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Halle

Oper Halle's Jephtha lacks coherency

By , 26 May 2017
**111
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Stockholm

An outstanding Swedish Sieglinde in a strongly cast Walküre in Stockholm

By , 25 May 2017
*****
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Stockholm

A highly accomplished start to Stockholm's Ring

By , 24 May 2017
****1
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London

Splendour falls on castle walls: authoritative Bartók from the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 23 May 2017
****1
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Vienna

Peter Schneider takes the Valkyries on a wild ride in Vienna

By , 21 May 2017
***11
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Berlin

Peat graves: Reimann's Medea at the Komische Oper, Berlin

By , 21 May 2017
*****
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Göttingen

Luther in Worms: a work of its time at Göttingen

By , 21 May 2017
***11
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Glyndebourne

A strong Violetta carries an uninspired Traviata revival at Glyndebourne

By , 21 May 2017
****1
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Leipzig

“Nuit resplendissante”: a great night for a Gounod rarity in Leipzig

By , 20 May 2017
****1
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Frankfurt am Main

Iain Paterson's Dutchman drops anchor in Frankfurt

By , 20 May 2017
***11
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s detailed La bohème bursts with joie de vivre

By , 20 May 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Graham Vick finds modern relevance in Cavalli's Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

By , 20 May 2017
****1
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Göttingen

Handel's Lotario a hit at Göttingen

By , 19 May 2017
***11
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Bologna

Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk with Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 18 May 2017
****1
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Barcelona

Framed: a dream world Flying Dutchman in Barcelona

By , 18 May 2017
***11
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Budapest

Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba verges on La Sonnambula

By , 18 May 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Audi’s Madrigals in Amsterdam: a sensorial experience

By , 17 May 2017
****1
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Genoa

A dispiriting première for Maria Stuarda at the Teatro Carlo Felice

By , 17 May 2017
**111
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Zürich

Effervescent music, unrelenting activity: Haydn’s Orlando Paladino in Zurich

By , 16 May 2017
***11
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London

Handel on tour: The English Concert's star-studded Ariodante reaches London's Barbican

By , 16 May 2017
****1
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Paris

Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

By , 16 May 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

By , 15 May 2017
****1
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Milan

Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala

By , 14 May 2017
****1
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Mannheim

Electric Elektra in Mannheim

By , 13 May 2017
*****
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Glasgow

Lessons from Europe in a fun-filled Fledermaus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 13 May 2017
****1
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Hamburg

Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

By , 13 May 2017
***11
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London

Royal Opera's Don Carlo revival fails to completely catch fire

By , 12 May 2017
***11
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London

Singing triumphs: Monteverdi's Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 12 May 2017
***11
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Zürich

Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

By , 11 May 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 May 2017
***11
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London

Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen at the Wigmore Hall

By , 09 May 2017
****1
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Winterthur

Vaudeville and validation: a double-bill of Ravel operas in Winterthur

By , 08 May 2017
***11
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Berlin

Full immersion: Spuck's gloomy Dutchman drops anchor at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 07 May 2017
****1
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Karlsruhe

Overflowing with emotions: Adriana Lecouvreur at the Badische Staatstheater

By , 06 May 2017
*****
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Washington

Madama Butterfly an aesthetic treat at Washington National Opera

By , 06 May 2017
****1
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Graz

Mother of all bel canto: Florentine Klepper’s Norma self destructs in Graz

By , 06 May 2017
***11
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Seattle

Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever

By , 06 May 2017
***11
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Melbourne

Melbourne Carmen a feast of style and substance

By , 06 May 2017
****1
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Adelaide

Eugene Onegin on the move in Australia

By , 04 May 2017
***11
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New York City

Thrilling Flying Dutchman at the Met under Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 04 May 2017
****1
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Cleveland

Ambiguity, half-truth, obfuscation: a transcendent Pelléas et Mélisande by The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 02 May 2017
*****
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Vienna

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
***11
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Karlsruhe

Twilight of the Wagner Clan depicted in a new opera in Karlsruhe

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Leeds

Magnificent Turandot in concert from Opera North

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Boston

A wild and crazy day: Le nozze di Figaro at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Basel

A noble case for civil disobedience: Philip Glass’ powerful Satyagraha in Basel

By , 28 April 2017
*****
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Frankfurt am Main

A dark and stunning new Rigoletto in Frankfurt

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Berkeley

A truly kingly entertainment: Baroque beauty in Berkeley

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Berlin

Cracked mirror: La traviata at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 27 April 2017
****1
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Cambridge

Fresh, funny, frivolous: Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience from English Touring Opera in Cambridge

By , 26 April 2017
****1
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