TriOperas: Peacock Theatre (2018)

[fourstar] Pamela Tan-Nicholson’s world premiere of TriOperas is now showing at the Peacock Theatre, and it is exactly what the name suggests. TriOperas reveals the stories behind three operatic epics under the names, Turandot, Butterfly,…

#IWD2018 International Womens Day 2018: Opera Divas and…

Opera wouldn’t be influential if it wasn’t for the role of the ‘diva’ (Italian for ‘goddess’) or ‘prima donna’. Its voices, the magnificent sopranos, tender contraltos, and mellifluous mezzo-sopranos are huge driving forces that foster…

Union Theatre: Carmen 1808 (2018)

Could it be Bizet's gorgeous score and the heartrending tragic tale that compels theatre-makers to recreate Carmen again and again?   [fourstar] This review includes spoilers.  When you hear the name ‘Carmen’ you automatically think…

Royal Opera House (ROH): Carmen (2018)

Carmen as you've never seen before [threestar] Apologises. This one is a long report because there was plenty to cover on Barrie Kosky's production. Enjoy! For those of you who are new to Bizet’s opera,…