K·?a Kabanov· is, they say, Jan·?ek’s first mature opera — it comes a mere 20 years after his masterpiece, Jen?fa.
Nice’s golden winter light is not that of England’s North Sea coast. Nonetheless the OpÈra de Nice’s new production of Peter Grimes did much to take us there.
Peasants revolt in a sea of Maserati and Ferrari’s.
Figaro 90210 is Vid Guerrerio’s modern version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo DaPonte’s 1786 opera, The Marriage of Figaro.
David McVicar’s production of Wagner’s seminal music drama runs aground on the Cornish coast.
The coming of ‘Night’ brings darkness, shadows and mystery; sleep, dreams and nightmares; fancies, fantasies and passions.
Umberto’s Giordano’s Andrea ChÈnier, now at the Royal Opera House, is no more about history than Jesus Christ Superstar is about theology.