Opera at a Glance in 2015

Here it is. I saw sixty-four operas this year and reviewed fifty of them. My opera reach was limited to London this year, however, as you can see there was a ton of tremendous performances.…

ROH: Eugene Onegin ★★★★

Nicole Car (Tatyana) and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Eugene Onegin) by Alastair Muir Last week director of Opera, Kasper Holten announced his departure from his position at Covent Garden and return to Copenhagen in March 2017.  The…

Piaf at the Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★

Cameron Leigh as Piaf ©Gabriel Szalontai  This year marks the century of the iconic French chanteuse Edith Piaf. To celebrate, Charing Cross theatre unleashes Pam Gem's play, Piaf, directed by Jari Laakso, which was first staged…

⭐⭐⭐ National Theatre Live: Eyre at the Gate…

Charlotte Bronte's eponymous novel of the life of Jane Eyre is considered avant-garde, ahead of its time, dabbling with gender roles, sexuality and religion during the 19th century. Yet through Bronte, Eyre was given an…

#ROHcavpag – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci at the…

Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias, Carmen Giannattasio with the ROH Chorus. I was delighted to see the general dress rehearsal of Ruggero Leoncavallo's triumphant twin operas of love, jealously and passion. On Monday (30th November 2015)…