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Rachel Kelly (Hansel) and Susanna Hurrell (Gretel) © Johan Persson
London

ENO and the Open Air Theatre join forces for a lip-smacking Hansel and Gretel

By , 17 June 2019
****1
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Billy Budd finally drops anchor again at The Royal Opera

By , 23 April 2019
****1
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
****1
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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

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

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

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

By , 14 April 2018
*****
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
***11
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Jennifer France (Susanna) © Mark Douet
High Wycombe

Le nozze di Figaro at Garsington

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) and Clive Bayley (Dansker) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
****1
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Duncan Rock (Don Giovanni) and Andrii Goniukov (The Commendatore) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

A drab Don Giovanni from the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 15 October 2016
***11
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Matthew Rose (Bottom) and Kathleen Kim (Tytania) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
*****
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
London

BBC Symphony Orchestra introduces Partita by ‘voice of our generation’ Joseph Phibbs

By , 21 May 2016
***11
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Jung Soo Yun (Nemorino) and Duncan Rock (Belcore) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's L'elisir d'amore bubbles with life in Leeds

By , 17 February 2016
****1
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Corinne Winters (Mimì) and Zach Borichevsky (Rodolfo) © Tristram Kenton | ENO
London

A heroine on heroin: ENO’s cold Bohème lacks heart

By , 16 October 2015
**111
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Glyndebourne

Dark deeds under the microscope: Britten's Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne

By , 05 July 2015
****1
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London

Hats off to David Hill in French repertoire with the LSO at the Barbican

By , 01 March 2015
****1
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Madrid

The universalization of Britten: Death in Venice in Madrid

By , 04 December 2014
****1
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Berlin

Fiona Shaw brings theatre into the opera house in The Rape of Lucretia

By , 14 November 2014
*****
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Winchester

"For the Fallen": BSO brings music linked to conflict to Winchester

By , 18 October 2014
***11
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London

Electric Stravinsky outshines Brett Dean at the Proms

By , 07 August 2014
***11
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New York City

Glyndebourne's Billy Budd in New York

By , 07 February 2014
*****
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London

Refreshingly unfussy: Jonathan Miller's classic La bohème revived at ENO

By , 29 April 2013
****1
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London

Danger, sleaze, passion: Carmen re-imagined at ENO

By , 21 November 2012
***11
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London

The last revival: The Magic Flute at London Coliseum

By , 13 September 2012
****1
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