ENO’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Coliseum

SECOND time round, theatre director Fiona Shaw’s staging of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with English National Opera is a great deal better than in its first 2011 outing.

La Boheme , Coliseum, London

One of the first so-called verismo operas, there is not usually a 'real-life' feel to La Boheme - something Jonathan Miller's 2009 production attempts to address.

La Bohème, English National Opera

ENO may not always have matched the Royal Opera in the Great Puccini Voices stakes.

Jonathan Miller's La bohème returns to ENO

ENO's revival of Jonathan Miller's 2009 production is musically solid, but falls short of the dramatic intensity achieved in previous years.

Placido Domingo 'still the finest singer-actor on stage' in I Due Foscari

THE great tenor's voice is still beautifully rich in Verdi's least performed opera set in the Venetian court.

The Way Back Home - English National Opera - Young Vic Theatre

This is the ENO's first opera for children. Based on the original book by Oliver Jeffers, it is the first in a series of new works for children by ENO. This is the story of an unlikely friendship between a boy and a martian, who both crash on the moon

Opera Southwest : Hamlet - Journal Theatre

There have been many successful operatic adaptations of Shakespeare, including such masterworks as Verdi’s Otello and Falstaff. However, it was thought there was no credible adaptation of the Bard’s most famous play. Until now. For the last t

Anatomy of Melancholy, TestBed1

"Want to come and see an opera based on a 17th century medical textbook? It's south of the river and not near the tube..." You can almost feel the person on the receiving end of this question thinking: 'But it's cold and the Apprentice is on!' A trip t

I Due Foscari, Royal Opera House (Cinema Screening): Review

This passionate and tragic production of Verdi’s little known opera argues that it deserves to be better known thanks to the tremendous performances from the entire cast. The story is of Francesco Foscari, who as Doge of Venice is forced to choose b

The Turn of the Screw - Glyndebourne Opera House

‘The ceremony of innocence is drowned.’ These words, taken from a poem by WB Yeats, are the central motif for Benjamin Britten’s opera. Two children are at the core of the story, Miles and Flora. Has their innocence been fatally corrupted? Have they