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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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New York City

High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 30 April 2018
*****
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Stockholm

Eugene Onegin in Stockholm: Tatyana steals the show

By , 30 April 2018
***11
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Cleveland

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
*****
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Philadelphia

Billboards, red dresses and a green balloon: Carmen in Philadelphia

By , 27 April 2018
****1
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Paris

Full of eastern promise: Mârouf, savetier du Caire at the Opéra Comique

By , 23 April 2018
****1
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New York City

An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

By , 23 April 2018
***11
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Budapest

Un ballo in maschera glitters but doesn’t ignite in Budapest

By , 21 April 2018
***11
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Budapest

Keeping Up with the Prussians: an homage to Wilhelmine von Bayreuth with Hasse's Artaserse

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

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
****1
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Turin

I Lombardi alla prima crociata returns to Turin’s Teatro Regio after 93 years

By , 20 April 2018
***11
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Toronto

Opera Atelier's strengths reinforced with Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

By , 19 April 2018
***11
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Leeds

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 19 April 2018
****1
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Amsterdam

Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 April 2018
****1
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New York City

Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 18 April 2018
*****
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Dublin

Fun and frolics at Irish National Opera's Figaro

By , 17 April 2018
****1
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Melbourne

Opera Australia's beautiful La traviata returns to Melbourne

By , 17 April 2018
***11
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Milan

Breaking with Verismo: Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Naples

A study in black and terror: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District in Naples

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Aachen

A fear of fear: Poulenc's Carmélites in Aachen

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Madrid

The vindication of a neglected masterpiece: a landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

By , 14 April 2018
*****
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Venice

Vivaldi in Venice: Orlando furioso as Baroque extravaganza at the Teatro Malibran

By , 13 April 2018
****1
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London

No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 12 April 2018
****1
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Zürich

Defiling the throne: David Alden's cumbersome Maria Stuarda disappoints in Zurich

By , 11 April 2018
***11
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London

Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous Early Opera Company

By , 11 April 2018
*****
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Boston

Maid in Heaven: Odyssey Opera’s Giovanna d’Arco

By , 07 April 2018
***11
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Prague

Sternenhoch: Delightful depravity in Prague

By , 07 April 2018
****1
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Rome

Time-travelling back to 1900: an eye-popping Tosca in Rome

By , 07 April 2018
****1
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Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
*****
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Rome

Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag double bill in Rome

By , 05 April 2018
**111
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Milan

Don Pasquale, or, The Revenge of the Dead Mother

By , 03 April 2018
****1
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