Splendid music is the clear highlight of an unusual and indulgent staging of Tchaikovsky opera The Queen of Spades, the central concept of which wears thin very quickly.
Royal Opera: La Traviata review
It is hard to begrudge the near annual presence of The Royal Opera’s workhorse production of La Traviata when it is lovingly re-staged and splendidly cast as this 2019 opening night performance.
Royal Opera: Rigoletto review
The final performance of Rigoletto for the current season thrilled opera lovers around the nation and the world via cinema relay. Viewed live at the Royal Opera House, the performance had a […]
2016 Opera Year in Review
The mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle dominated the 2016 year of opera, with an entertaining assortment of productions seen throughout the preceding months.
Royal Opera have advertised their Mozart-da Ponte cycle as having some connection to the Olympics year. That connection is not in any way apparent when seeing the operas, but why let that […]