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High Wycombe

Shivers up and down the spine: David Sawer's The Skating Rink at Garsington

By , 05 July 2018
*****
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Aix-en-Provence

Blissful soprano singing marooned in corporate-land: Ariadne in Aix

By , 04 July 2018
***11
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Gateshead

The Marriage of Figaro: beautiful and beastly at Sage Gateshead

By , 04 July 2018
****1
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Bradford on Avon

Queen's dating dilemma: Handel's Partenope at Iford

By , 04 July 2018
****1
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Turin

A strong Italian cast in a traditional production of Così fan tutte in Turin

By , 01 July 2018
****1
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Glyndebourne

Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
***11
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London

Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera in heavenly form

By , 29 June 2018
*****
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London

Obsession, isolation and terror at the Royal College of Music

By , 29 June 2018
****1
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Milan

Sonya Yoncheva triumphs in Il pirata at La Scala

By , 29 June 2018
****1
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Sydney

Mad scenes in Sydney for Jessica Pratt’s Lucia

By , 28 June 2018
*****
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Prague

A beautiful but lifeless Nabucco in Prague

By , 28 June 2018
***11
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Munich

Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

By , 28 June 2018
****1
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Shame, camera, action: Verdi's La traviata at Longborough

By , 26 June 2018
****1
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West Horsley

Romantic love blooms in the lost garden of West Horsley

By , 26 June 2018
***11
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Florence

Dafne returns to Florence four centuries later

By , 25 June 2018
***11
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Madrid

Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real

By , 25 June 2018
****1
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Lyon

David Marton turns Don Giovanni into a wrist-slashing wimp in Lyon

By , 25 June 2018
**111
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London

Knocking it out the (Regent's) Park: ENO's The Turn of the Screw

By , 25 June 2018
*****
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Zürich

Monteverdi’s Poppea in Zurich: metaphor for the modern world

By , 24 June 2018
****1
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Alresford

Harem capers: Copley directs a knockabout Seraglio at Grange Festival

By , 24 June 2018
***11
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San Francisco

The San Francisco Ring: Episode IV – A New Hope

By , 24 June 2018
*****
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Santa Monica

Two Gordon Getty operas get the Masterpiece Theatre treatment

By , 24 June 2018
****1
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Prague

Prague embraces the shock of the new

By , 23 June 2018
****1
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San Francisco

A gritty Siegfried continues the San Francisco Opera Ring

By , 22 June 2018
****1
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Berlin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 June 2018
***11
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Sydney

Pinchgut Opera's Athalia in Sydney: fabulous performance marred by directiorial problems

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Berlin

Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Milan

No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

By , 21 June 2018
****1
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San Francisco

Valkyries parachute into San Francisco

By , 20 June 2018
****1
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London

Brush up your Shakespeare: Opera North's Kiss me Kate arrives in London

By , 20 June 2018
***11
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San Francisco

A strong start for San Francisco Opera's Ring

By , 19 June 2018
****1
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Budapest

Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit in Budapest

By , 17 June 2018
****1
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Budapest

The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Berlin

Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Der fliegende Holländer: an exhilarating storm-tossed evening in the Cotswolds

By , 13 June 2018
***11
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London

#Handel@ENO: Acis and Galatea for the social media age

By , 11 June 2018
****1
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Glyndebourne

Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey leads terrific revival of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

By , 10 June 2018
****1
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Manchester

The BBC Philharmonic say adiós to Mena

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Alresford

Ludicrous, but brilliant: The Barber of Seville at The Grange Festival

By , 09 June 2018
****1
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Halle

Simply outstanding: Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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West Horsley

Country-house Ball: Verdi at Grange Park Opera

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Alresford

Agrippina triumphs at The Grange Festival

By , 08 June 2018
*****
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Aldeburgh

Pastel-perfect hell: To See The Invisible at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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Budapest

A powerful gale of sound in Budapest's Dutchman

By , 08 June 2018
****1
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London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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Prague

A dark update for Werther in Prague

By , 07 June 2018
****1
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Barcelona

A forlorn Manon Lescaut arrives in Barcelona

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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London

Youthful japes: La finta semplice at the QEH

By , 06 June 2018
****1
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