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The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Wow! What was that? John Adams’s 2012 oratorio, staged by director...

L’Elisir D’amore, Royal Opera House (Cinema Screening): Review

Donizetti’s sparkling comedy has a few plot weaknesses but is fun...

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

This is the third revival of Laurent Pelly’s L’elisir d’amore of...

The Gospel According to the Other Mary review – a mesmerising aural world

The Other Mary has its longueurs, but John Adams’s remarkable...

The Gospel According to the Other Mary @ Coliseum, London

John Adams’ oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary, in...

L'Elisir d'Amore at the Royal Opera House review

THIS COMIC opera with excellent cast is like the best musicals,...

Opera reviews:L'elisir D'amore and Suor Angelica and Giannia Schicchi

STARRY cast and joyful staging of Donizetti's L'elisir D'amore...

L'Elisir D'Amore

It’s a third return for Laurent Pelly’s charming production of...

A Passion for our times: Adams' The Gospel According To The Other Mary premières at ENO

The view of Jesus as the archetypal left wing radical, champion of...

The Gospel According to the Other Mary, ENO, review: 'humbling'

Rupert Christiansen reviews The Gospel According to the Other Mary...

The Gospel According to the Other Mary, English National Opera

A great creative partnership like the one between composer John...

The Gospel According to the Other Mary review – the Bible to Skid Row

Coliseum, LondonIn ENO’s world stage premiere of John Adams’s...

Mozart: Così fan Tutte review – Currentzis’s take is wilful but fresh

Kermes/Ernman/Maltman/Tarver/Kasyan/Wolff/Musicaeterna/Currentzis(...

L'elisir d'amore, Royal Opera House

“Watch out for the dog!” instructs Covent Garden’s programme for...

L'Elisir d'Amore , Royal Opera House, London

There's a sure-footedness about Laurent Pelly's L'Elisir d'Amore,...

Review: L'elisir d'amore (Royal Opera House)

Grigolo and Terfel headline a classy revival of this Covent Garden...

L’elisir d’amore, Royal Opera House, review: Vittorio Grigolo and Lucy Crowe triumph

There are many ways in which Donizetti’s send-up of the love-...

L'Elisir d'Amore, Royal Opera House, review: 'real emotion'

This jolly revival is guaranteed to send audiences home smiling,...

La bohème @ Coliseum, London

It is not often in La bohème that the Benoît and Alcindoro are...

ENO's La Bohème at The Coliseum

THERE'S a lot going for Puccini’s La Bohème, revived again in...

Don’t look now

Mozart’s first great opera, Idomeneo, is not often performed, and...

Poised humour, intimate warmth and profundity from the Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet played Haydn with poised humour, and...

Glare, Linbury Studio Theatre

Søren Nils Eichberg’s new opera Glare is advertised as a “taut”...

Denis Kozhukhin Haydn: Piano Sonatas

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin, whose training includes both Russian and...

La traviata @ Glyndebourne Tour, New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tom Cairns’ Glyndebourne Touring Opera version of La traviata,...

Idomeneo @ Royal Opera House, London

Audiences, despite what some critics like to think, are pretty...

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words; Variations Sérieuses, etc CD review a constant delight

Javier Perianes(Harmonia Mundi)Javier Perianes previous solo discs...

Colin Matthews: No Mans Land CD review a coherent, poignant work

Ian Bostridge, Roderick Williams, Hallé Orchestra, Hallé Choir,...

The Left-hander, Mariinsky Opera, Barbican, review: 'colourful'

The Mariinsky's concert performance captured the wit and humour of...