Andrea Chenier - Royal Opera House

Andrea Chénier has become celebrated for the lyrical music it offers the tenor who takes the leading role, with the off-the-cuff Improvviso of Act I and his final aria 'Come un bel dì di maggio' particular highlights. David McVicar (whose productions fo

The Pirates of Penzance - ENO - The Coliseum

Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance comes to ENO in a highly anticipated new production from renowned film maker and director Mike Leigh.

The Indian Queen - ENO - The Coliseum

In this vibrant production, devised by acclaimed director Peter Sellars, the rich and transcendent score of Purcell’s final unfinished opera is reworked around a new text and the inclusion of a number of Purcell’s most ravishing religious anthems.

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - ENO - The Coliseum

From the opening bars of the ever-popular overture, Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is conceived on a truly epic scale, full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration. ENO’s major new production of Wagner’s comed

Hansel & Gretel - WNO - UK Tour

This deliciously dark interpretation of the well-loved fairy tale will be devoured by anyone with a wicked sense of fun and fantasy. Richard Jones revels in the nightmarish aspects of the story. His classic production dwells on the themes of hunger, glutt

The Magic Flute - WNO - UK Tour

Every now and then we need a night at the theatre which just makes us smile. Dominic Cooke’s warm and witty production of The Magic Flute does just that. The combination of Mozart’s sublime music and Cooke’s surreal staging featuring an angry lobste

Chorus! - Welsh National Opera - UK Tour

Chorus! is a fully staged extravaganza of some of opera's greatest moments. The talents of soprano Lesley Garrett, centre stage with the stunning WNO Chorus, make this a uniquely entwined and magnificent spectacle.

La Traviata - ENO - The Coliseum

La traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, Verdi’

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Wow! What was that? John Adams’s 2012 oratorio, staged by director Peter Sellars for ENO, offers a brilliantly colourful and energetic score.

L’elisir d’amore @ Royal Opera House, London

This is the third revival of Laurent Pelly’s L’elisir d’amore of 2007 and, being well acquainted with the production, I took a trip to a live screening to see if this would offer any new insights.