Opera & Dance

Photo: Marty Sohl_Metropolitan Opera
Altogether, there are seven [email protected] Met screen­ings through to mid-May. Read Sebastian Taylor's preview.
Le Grand Macabre – ‘a shocking kind  of excretory apocalypse’
Le Grand Macabre – ‘a shocking kind of excretory apocalypse’
Brenda Rae as Lulu in English National Opera’s new staging
It's not often an artist gets an opportunity to show works in front of an opera audience for over three hours. Eminent South African artist William Kentridge grasps that opportunity with gusto in his new staging of Berg’s Lulu for English National Opera at the London Coliseum.
Claudia Boyle as Leila in ENO’s The Pearl Fishers. Photo: Robbie Jack
Third time round at the English National Opera, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers is quite delightful. A lovely evening at the opera that can be enjoyed by just about everyone except sniffy opera cognoscenti.
Tosca, Keri Alkema, and Scarpia, Craig Coldclough
A scintillating new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and a strong revival of Puccini’s Tosca are launching English National Opera’s autumn season.
Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte at the ROH
Despina steals the show in the new Così fan tutte at the Royal Opera House. Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas injects bucket-loads of fun into the flighty maid in the Mozart/Da Ponte comedy of manners, writes Sebastian Taylor.
Gianandrea Noseda
The London Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 2016-17 season with an electrifying performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Barbican earlier this week.
Delightful last coupling at Grimeborn
Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci made a delightful coupling among the...
Jan Philipp Gloger’s Cosi fan tutte opens at the ROH in September
Jan Philipp Gloger’s Cosi fan tutte opens at the ROH in September, writes Sebastian Taylor.
Sir Jonathan Miller
An evening celebration of Jonathan Miller’s outstanding work for English National Opera is being...
Butterfly revived at Coliseum
Still as ravishing as ever, Anthony Minghella’s staging of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly is back at...
MUSICIAN/lecturer Ross Alley
“Opera unites words, music and staging into one glorious, incomparable soufflé,” says Alley, a...
Claudia Boyle as Cecily Cardew
Still hilarious, dottily OTT in a flamboyant way, Gerald Barry’s comic opera The Importance of...
Catherine Carby rehearsing Iphigenie. Photo: Bill Knight
The English Touring Opera’s spring season starts on Saturday evening, March 5, with a performance...
Online general public booking for this year’s Opera Holland Park festival – runn
Online general public booking for this year’s Opera Holland Park festival – running from Tuesday...
Sarah Minns and Oskar McCarthy and members of the cast in rehearsal
A new opera for families and young people, Ulla’s Odyssey, is getting its world premiere this...
Andrew Shore and Elizar Rodriguez in The Barber of Seville
A new production of Shostakovich’s dramatic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is a real corker, musically...