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In DiDonato and Grigolo’s hands Massenet’s opera becomes something much darker than this anodyne production usually provides.
A new production of this little-heard Romanian piece shows that neglected doesn’t necessarily mean second-rate when it comes to opera.
English Nationa Opera's The Force of Destiny and The Royal Opera House's Morgen und Abend.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, or The Abduction from the Seraglio, hits the spot when staged at Glyndebourne.
The Royal Opera House is a fundamentally unsuitable space for its otherwise impressive production of the satire on capitalism, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
The English National Opera’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and the Royal Opera’s L’Ormindo show that translated music-theatre can be exceptional.
The production is alienating, and not a in a sexy, Brecht kind of a way.
From Brahms’s chamber music to Mozart opera, the little Swiss ski-village provides a musical feast.
A small Austrian town tucked almost against the Swiss and German borders on the magnificent Lake Constance, Bregenz has claimed a place on the cultural map.
Alexandra Coghlan finds Glyndebourne's glossy and irreverant reworking of Mozart's teenage opera ultimately lacking.