Werther in San Francisco

It has been twenty-five years since San Francisco Opera has staged a Werther. so it was high time that Massenet’s whiney, weepy masterpiece be given another chance.

The Makropulos Case at ENO

In their programme note, Christopher Alden and Peter Littlefield explain the
concept which informs this dark, dystopian production of Jan·ček’s
penultimate opera, The Makropulos Case — a production first seen
at ENO in 2004:

Gluck the reformer


The Makropulos Case, Coliseum, London


Les VÍpres siciliennes, De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam


Aida in San Francisco

Opera as circus. The current San Francisco Aida comes from the English National Opera where an inspired and probably very excited administrator proposed a production by aging London fashionista Zandra Rhodes.

Bartoli to Helm Salzburg Whitsun Festival


L.A. Opera to deliver ‘Il Postino’ premiere


WNO’s ‘Opera in the Outfield’ event is a family-friendly day with Verdi


Fidelio, Welsh National Opera/ In the Penal Colony, Music Theatre Wales