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Opera

Review: La traviata (Glyndebourne Tour)

Tom Cairns's new production hot-foots it from the Festival to the Glyndebourne Tour.

Moses in Egypt, Welsh National Opera, Cardiff – review

Cast and chorus come to the rescue of David Pountney’s otherwise unengaging production.

Review: La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne Tour)

An early opera by the teenage Mozart is given an outstanding revival for the Autumn tour

The Girl of the Golden West, Coliseum, London

ENO takes a verismo approach to Puccini’s Wild West opera but comes up short in vocal glamour.

La Traviata, Glyndebourne Tour

Usually, anyone bringing tuberculosis and transgression to the regional centres of Woking, Norwich and Milton Keynes would meet redoubtable opposition.

Moses in Egypt, Welsh National Opera, review: 'oddly anticlimactic'

The singing is show-stopping, but this Welsh National Opera staging of Rossini's Old Testament tale is sacrilegiously bad, says Rupert Christiensen.

Moses in Egypt, Welsh National Opera

So easily parcelled up as a master of opera buffa, Rossini is a composer who constantly surprises by the emotional and intellectual range of his best work.

Review: The Girl of the Golden West (London Coliseum)

Puccini's gold rush western returns to ENO afer a 50-year absence.

The Girl of the Golden West, ENO, London Coliseum, review: 'lovingly performed'

Richard Jones's simple, sincere approach to Puccini's masterpiece is a winning formula, says Rupert Christiansen

The Girl of the Golden West, English National Opera

So now it’s Minnie Get Your Gun from the director who brought us the gobsmackingly inventive Young Vic Annie (as in sharpshooter Oakley, not Little Orphan). Richard Jones’s subversive but still very human take on Irving Berlin discombobulated its Amer