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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Catherine Carby

Natalia Osipova (Mary Vetsera) and Ryoichi Hirano (Rudolf) in Mayerling © ROH, 2018 | Helen Maybanks
London

The Royal Ballet opens the new season with Mayerling

By , 08 October 2018
***11
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Stuart Skelton (Siegmund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Skelton and Anger set the scene for Stemme in Covent Garden's superb Walküre

By , 26 September 2018
*****
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Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
London

Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

By , 22 February 2018
***11
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The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
**111
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Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

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

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Christine Rice (Giulietta) and Thomas Hampson (Dappertutto) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A final outing for the Royal Opera's lavish but fusty Tales of Hoffmann

By , 07 November 2016
***11
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Paula Sides (Calisto) and Catherine Carby (Diana) © Jane Hobson
London

A fun-filled La Calisto from English Touring Opera at the Hackney Empire

By , 14 October 2016
***11
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Catherine Carby (Iphigénie) © Richard Hubert Smith
Norwich

Kill or be killed: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, ETO

By , 23 March 2016
***11
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Elena Xanthoudakis (Pia) © Jane Hobson
London

Something old, something new: Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei, English Touring Opera

By , 10 March 2016
*****
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Paula Sides (Eleonora) and Craig Smith (Eustachio) © Bill Knight
London

Verismo before its time: Donizetti's Siege of Calais at English Touring Opera

By , 07 March 2015
***11
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