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The Marriage of Figaro @ Coliseum, London

The first revival of Fiona Shaw’s production of The Marriage of Figaro for English National Opera features an almost entirely different cast to its initial outing, and yet the strength of the dynamic that in 2011 it seemed was generated by the intricaci

I Due Foscari - Royal Opera House

A despairing father is torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city in Verdi's searing early tragedy.

The Death of Klinghoffer, Metropolitan Opera, New York – review

Adams’ opera is problematic – but not for the reasons that sparked angry protests.

We took four New Yorkers to The Death of Klinghoffer: what was their verdict?

On Monday night, hundreds of people protested outside the Met opera that Klinghoffer was antisemitic. So what was our panel's take?

Rudy Giuliani expected to join protest against Met's Klinghoffer opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday, as protesters get ready to picket The Death of Klinghoffer, the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerrillas.

The Marriage of Figaro - London Coliseum

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The

The Marriage of Figaro, English National Opera

To take Figaro – the ultimate operatic assault on class distinctions and social hierarchies – and set it on a giant revolve is a gesture as wilful as it is elegant. Not only are divisions of above and below-stairs dissolved in this steadily circling w

The Girl of the Golden West @ Coliseum, London

Rodney Milnes claims that there is a certain ‘chicken-and-egg’ explanation as to why The Girl of the Golden West is not performed as frequently as many of Puccini’s other operas.

Philip Glass' The Trial, Linbury Theatre, review: Kafka's story has an astonishing prescience

Half a century ago, Kafka’s The Trial (written around 1920) still read like a brilliant, if paranoid, fantasy. Re-read it now, in the age of extraordinary rendition and mass surveillance, and what will strike you is its astonishing prescience, both in s

The Trial, Linbury Studio Theatre, London – review

Kafka, Glass, Hampton: this new chamber opera is a dream ticket.