Yevgeny Onegin in Warsaw

Mariusz Treli?ski’s staging of Tchaikovsky’s operatic masterpiece is visually fascinating but psychologically confusing

La belle au bois dormant, ThÈ‚tre de l’AthÈnÈe, Paris


Why bother?


Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Metropolitan Opera, New York


Orfeo at the Roundhouse, Royal Opera

The regal trumpets and sackbuts sound their bold herald and, followed by admiring eyes, the powers of state and church begin their dignified procession along a sloping walkway to assume their lofty positions upon the central dais.

Idomeneo in Montpellier

Vestiges of a momentous era . . .

The Biggest Music Comeback of 2014: Vinyl Records


L’elisir d’amore in Marseille

There were hints that L’elisir is one of the great bel canto masterpieces.

Mozart and His Operas


Das Liebesverbot opens the new season at Teatro Verdi in Trieste

Aron Stiehl’s production of this rare early Wagner opera cheerfully brings commedia dell’arte to La Cage aux Folles.