Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, ENO

Benedict Andrews’ thought-provoking new production of Claudio
Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, the latest of
English National Opera’s innovative stagings at the Young Vic, juxtaposes
images of unremitting modernity with a tapestry of archaic aural colours, all
placed within an antique frame which resonates with universal emotions.

Le Comte Ory, Metropolitan Opera

Rossini’s penultimate stage work, Le Comte Ory, belongs to
the tradition of sexy scoundrel operas, along with such works as Don
, Zampa, Fra Diavolo, Barbe-Bleu,
Les Brigands and Threepenny Opera.

Orlando Furioso, London

Adapting an extended literary work for the stage remains a challenge today
and was no less so in the baroque era. Ariosto’s enormously long poem
Orlando Furioso was extremely popular and inevitably his highly
coloured characters found their way onto the operatic stage.

Fizzy “Ory” at Met Opera charms its public

In for the long haul

Monteverdi The Return of Ulysses, ENO/ Young Vic

Domingo not done with ‘Il Postino,’ but Texans have composer’s OK to jump in

A Lively, Stylish Met Debut For Rossini’s Last Comic Opera

A Magical ‘Flute’ Without the Fanfare

Strauss’s Intermezzo: Scottish Opera whip up a perfect storm in a teacup