Opera Reviews

Anish Kapoor stage design at ENO's Tristan and Isolde (2016)
Recent opera reviews on TrendFEM and other publications 
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#edfringe2016: The Diary of Anne Frank: The Space


BBC PROMS: Janáček’s The Makropulous Affair


London Armenian Opera: Fire Ring at Grimeborn Festival 2016 (August 2016)


BBC Proms: Glydebourne: The Barber of Seville 


Il trovatore, Royal Opera House
(July, 2016)

Tristan and Isolde, English National Opera
(June, 2016)

Jenufa, English National Opera
(June, 2016)

Il barbiere di siviglia, PopUp Opera
(June, 2016) 

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Hampstead Garden Opera (May, 2016)

The Magic Flute, Royal Festival Hall with Iván Fischer and The Budapest Festival Orchestra (May, 2016)

PopUp Opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Thame Tunnel Shaft, (April 2016)  

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Elektra Evelyn Herlitzius (April 2016)

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Salome Allison Oakes (April 2016)

Cosi fan tutte, Kings Head Theatre (March 2016) 

Akhnaten, English National Opera, (March 2016) 

Simon Boccanegra, Fulham Opera, (March 2016) 

Il Trittico (Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi), Royal Opera House, (March 2016) 

L'Étoile, Royal Opera House, (Feb 2016)

The Magic Flute, English National Opera, (Feb 2016)

Norma, English National Opera, (Feb 2016) and here.

The Rinse Cycle, Unexpected Opera, (Feb 2016) 

Così fan tutte, Opera Vera (Feb 2016)

Orpheus in the Underworld, Opera Danube (Feb 2016)

Strauss, Four last songs by Soile Isokoski (Jan 2016)

Les Pecheurs de perles, Met Opera Live in HD, (Jan 2016)

Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, (Dec 2015) 
Cavalleria Pagliacci, Royal Opera House, (Dec 2015) 

Berg's Lulu, Live in HD, Nov 2015

Solomon's Knot, L'ospedale, Nov 2015

Morgen und abend, Royal Opera House, Nov 2015

The Mikado, Jonathan Miller, ENO (December 2015)

The Force of Destiny, Calixto Bieito, ENO (November 2015)


Otello, Met Opera, Live in HD, Oct 2015

Die entfuhrung aus dem serail, Glyndebourne, Cinema viewing, July 2015


La bohème, Benedict Andrews, ENO, (October 2015)

Barber of Seville, Rossini, Jonathan Miller, ENO, (September 2015)

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich, ENO, Dmitri Tcherniakov, (September 2015)

Tete a Tete, Rada Academy & Egg (August 2015) Mannequin |
Evariste | Turandot Reimagined | Sonata for YouTube

Tete a Tete, Kings Place (August 2015) China Doll | Rock Tosca | Boys of Paradise

Tete a Tete, Kings Place (August 2015) Song Queen: Pidgin Opera |
Sacred Mountain: Incidents in the Life of Queen Nanny | Life Stories

Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things - LiveArtShow, Grimeborn, Arcola Theatre (August 2015)

The Clown of Clowns, Constella Ballet and Orchestra, Grimeborn, Arcola Theatre 

La Bohème, Opera 24 and Darker Purpose Theatre, Grimeborn - Arcola Theatre (August 2015)

Monteverdi's Orfeo, Sir Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloist, BBC PROMS,

Aida, Daniel Slater, Opera Holland Park (July 2015)
and here



Flight, Jonathan Dove, Opera Holland Park (June 2015)

Ernani, Chelsea Opera Group, Queens Elizabeth Hall (July 2015)

Guillaume Tell, Damiano Michieletto, the controversial rape scene, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (July 2015)

Don Giovanni, South Africa's The Darling Music Experience, Tricycle Theatre (July 2015)

La Traviata, OperaUpClose, Tricycle Theatre (July 2015)

The Abduction from Sergalio, Glyndebourne 
- Live Screen - Gate Cinema (August 2015)

Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades, David Alden, ENO (14th June 2015)

Puccini's Il trittico, Anne Sophie Duprels, Opera Holland Park (9th June 2015)

Bizet's Carmen, Calixto Bieito, ENO (22nd May 2015)

G & S Pirates of Penzance, Mike Leigh, ENO (12th May 2015)

G & S Trial by Jury and The Zoo, Charles Court Theatre, King's Head Theatre (12th May 2015)

Handel's Xerxes, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Hampstead Garden Opera (3rd May 2015)


Three Tales, IMAX Cinema (The Science Museum), Ensemble BPM (25th April 2015)

La bohéme, Dulwich Opera, All Saints Church (23rd April 2015) 

Between Worlds, Tansy Davies, ENO/Barbican (14th April 2015) 
 and here.

Jazz/Classical Music concert: Opera and Song, St James Theatre Studio, Classical Kicks (1st April 2015)

Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi, Fulham Opera, St John's Church (1st April 2015)

Opera Broadcast: Der Fliegende Holländer, Bryn Terfel, (The Flying Dutchman), Royal Opera House Live Relay(4th March 2015)

Madame Butterfly, Raymond Gubbay, Royal Albert Hall (2nd March 2015)