Tagged in OPERA

Heard About The V&A's New Opera Exhibition?

Heard About The V&A's New Opera Exhibition?

Close your eyes and get swept away
Is This London's Craziest Restaurant?

Is This London's Craziest Restaurant?

At this restaurant you can dine with an opera singer ON your table
London's Best Classical Music Shops

London's Best Classical Music Shops

The finest classical music on sale across the capital.
New Year's Eve 2013: London Concerts & Quirky Parties

New Year's Eve 2013: London Concerts & Quirky Parties

Alternative ways to spend the last night of the year.
London Music Festival Guide 2014

London Music Festival Guide 2014

Our pick of the best summer shindigs.
Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

West End cancelling conundrum.
What’s On Stage In London: May 2014

What’s On Stage In London: May 2014

See what's on, take your pick, book ahead.
What’s On Stage In London: April 2014

What’s On Stage In London: April 2014

An EPIC list. Book ahead, don't miss out.
5 High-End London Experiences At Low Prices

5 High-End London Experiences At Low Prices

Unique experiences at great prices.
What’s On Stage In London: June 2014

What’s On Stage In London: June 2014

Get those diaries out, it's forward planning time.
Smack My Puccini Up: La Boheme At Coliseum Reviewed

Smack My Puccini Up: La Boheme At Coliseum Reviewed

Sex, drugs and opera singing.
What’s On Stage In London: July 2014

What’s On Stage In London: July 2014

Plan and book your theatre ahead.
Damon Albarn's Monkey Opera Comes to London

Damon Albarn's Monkey Opera Comes to London

The Best Seats For Less: Get Into London Theatre 2014

The Best Seats For Less: Get Into London Theatre 2014

Snap up discounted theatre tickets for January/February 2014.
The Audience Booed Lucia Di Lammermoor, But The Gore Isn't The Real Problem: Review

The Audience Booed Lucia Di Lammermoor, But The Gore Isn't The Real Problem: Review

Gothic melodrama at Royal Opera House.
Get Into London Theatre In 2012

Get Into London Theatre In 2012

Get in the best seats for a bargain
What’s On Stage In London: August 2014

What’s On Stage In London: August 2014

Shows coming to a London stage this August.
What's On Stage In London: October 2014

What's On Stage In London: October 2014

A top month for musical theatre.
Opera Review: La Bohème @ Charing Cross Theatre

Opera Review: La Bohème @ Charing Cross Theatre

The Olivier award-winning production arrives in Charing Cross. And it's bloody good.
What’s On Stage In London: September 2014

What’s On Stage In London: September 2014

Find out what's coming to a London stage next month.
Booing Interrupts Royal Opera House Opening Night

Booing Interrupts Royal Opera House Opening Night

Guillaume Tell fails to hit the mark on opening night.
Heads Up: Royal Opera House Costume Sale

Heads Up: Royal Opera House Costume Sale

Pick up a fancy hat, some period footwear or a bona fide piece of ballet or opera history
Arts Ahead: What’s On in London in 2012

Arts Ahead: What’s On in London in 2012

Diaries at the ready: here's what you should be getting excited about in 2012, if you're not into the Olympics
How To Get Into Opera For The First Time

How To Get Into Opera For The First Time

Don't know where to start? Take a look at our handy hints.
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 24 – 30 January

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 24 – 30 January

The new theatre, dance, opera, art shows, exhibitions, and classical and jazz events in London this week
This Year’s Camden Fringe Is Bigger Than Ever

This Year’s Camden Fringe Is Bigger Than Ever

Over 200 shows from across the arts spectrum.
Madam Butterfly Soars At The Royal Albert Hall

Madam Butterfly Soars At The Royal Albert Hall

A beautiful version of Puccini’s timeless tragedy.
Opera Review: La Bohème @ Soho Theatre

Opera Review: La Bohème @ Soho Theatre

Ban This Filth: Sweeney Todd At The Coliseum

Ban This Filth: Sweeney Todd At The Coliseum

Dreadful PR for London, amazing delivery for the stars.
Review: Tosca @ The Royal Opera House

Review: Tosca @ The Royal Opera House

Powerful Puccini with a visceral narrative punch.
Thebans: A Triumphant World Première At ENO

Thebans: A Triumphant World Première At ENO

Based on the Oedipus myth, Julian Anderson's first opera is a marvel of colours and emotions.
Opera Preview: Dido And Aeneas @ The Bussey Building

Opera Preview: Dido And Aeneas @ The Bussey Building

Innovative opera company Opera in Space heads to Peckham this month.
Opera Review: Carmen @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Carmen @ Royal Opera House

Melodic torment from a top-notch cast.
Opera Review: The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess @ London Coliseum

Opera Review: The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess @ London Coliseum

Shifted from the Deep South to 1970's Soweto.
The Phallus Of The Opera

The Phallus Of The Opera

Opera Preview: Aida at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Opera Preview: Aida at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

David McVicar's controversial staging of Aida is a warrior drama of blood and guts, many of them spilled directly onstage ... in a sensational production that grips you from the off.
Review: If You See One Philip Glass Opera, Make It This One

Review: If You See One Philip Glass Opera, Make It This One

Ancient Egyptian minimalism will appeal to the masses.
Opera Review: Madam Butterfly @ London Coliseum

Opera Review: Madam Butterfly @ London Coliseum

Minghella's staging of the Puccini classic.
Review: La Bohème @ Cock Tavern Theatre

Review: La Bohème @ Cock Tavern Theatre

Review: Madame Butterfly Takes Wing At The ENO

Review: Madame Butterfly Takes Wing At The ENO

Latest re-re-revival is unbalanced but beautiful.
La Traviata Is The Cathartic Opera You're Looking For: Review

La Traviata Is The Cathartic Opera You're Looking For: Review

Good grief.
Theatre Review: Silent Opera's "La Bohème" @ Old Vic Vaults

Theatre Review: Silent Opera's "La Bohème" @ Old Vic Vaults

Urban immersive ratpack Heritage Arts brings a crack La Bohème to the Old Vic Vaults. Get in.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 4-10 October

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 4-10 October

Our pick of the theatre, dance, opera, art and exhibitions opening in London this week
What’s On In London Theatre: 12-18 February

What’s On In London Theatre: 12-18 February

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Heaven, Charing Cross

Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Heaven, Charing Cross

The magnificent chest of Duncan Rock makes a huge impression in a gender-bent Don Giovanni
What’s On In London Theatre 23-29 October

What’s On In London Theatre 23-29 October

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and dance shows opening in London this week.
What’s On In London Theatre: 29 January – 4 February

What’s On In London Theatre: 29 January – 4 February

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
Theatre Review: Soap at Riverside Studios

Theatre Review: Soap at Riverside Studios

Porgy And Bess, Outdoors In The Summertime

Porgy And Bess, Outdoors In The Summertime

Gershwin's classic musical in Regent's Park.
Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd @ Adelphi Theatre

Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd @ Adelphi Theatre

Don't be fooled by its nicey-nicey casting: this comedy-horror musical is bloody gripping
Arts Ahead: What's New in London in 2011

Arts Ahead: What's New in London in 2011

Most Tuesdays, we like to let you know what's happening in the next seven days on London's cultural calendar. With very little in the way of new openings in London this week, we've decided to look a little further ahead so you can plan your arty choices for the next 12 months. Here's what's new in 2011.
Opera Review: The Mikado @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Mikado @ Coliseum

Jonathan Miller’s production of The Mikado enjoys its twenty-fifth anniversary revival.
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 17 – 23 April

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 17 – 23 April

This week's hottest theatre, dance, opera, world music, jazz and art events
Opera Goes Multimedia, As Sunken Garden Premieres At The Barbican

Opera Goes Multimedia, As Sunken Garden Premieres At The Barbican

3D film opera comes to London.
Opera Review: The Damnation of Faust @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Damnation of Faust @ Coliseum

Film director Terry Gilliam reveals an aptitude for Mephistophelean opera.
ENO’s The Marriage Of Figaro Is A Total Delight

ENO’s The Marriage Of Figaro Is A Total Delight

Fiona Shaw returns with a magical Mozart.
What’s On In London Theatre 30 Oct-5 Nov

What’s On In London Theatre 30 Oct-5 Nov

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and dance shows opening in London this week.
What’s On In London Theatre 22-28 January

What’s On In London Theatre 22-28 January

Our pick of London’s best theatre and opera on offer this week.
What’s On In London Theatre: 20-26 November

What’s On In London Theatre: 20-26 November

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and dance shows opening in London this week.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 27 March – 2 April

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 27 March – 2 April

This week's cultural calendar is heavy on remakes and revivals... here's our pick of the best
Opera Holland Park’s Aida Is No Museum Piece — Review

Opera Holland Park’s Aida Is No Museum Piece — Review

Colour over clarity in this interpretation of Verdi's masterpiece.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 21 – 27 February

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 21 – 27 February

This week's new theatre, dance, opera, art, jazz and classical highlights
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 31 May-6 June

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 31 May-6 June

Our tips on what to see in London this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 7 - 13 February

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 7 - 13 February

This week's hottest art, dance, theatre, classical and operatic offerings
Review: The Opera In An Actual Hotel, With Songs About Pillow Cases

Review: The Opera In An Actual Hotel, With Songs About Pillow Cases

Venture behind the concierge desk.
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 22-28 May

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 22-28 May

Our pick of the top dance, opera, theatre, art, folk, jazz and classical music events.
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 28 February – 5 March

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 28 February – 5 March

The new theatre, dance, opera, classical and art shows you don't want to miss this week
Opera Review: Einstein on the Beach @ Barbican Theatre

Opera Review: Einstein on the Beach @ Barbican Theatre

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's 1976 opera enjoys its UK premiere.
What’s On In London Theatre: 12 – 18 March

What’s On In London Theatre: 12 – 18 March

Our pick of London’s best dance, theatre, opera and comedy opening this week.
Opera Review: A Dog's Heart @ Coliseum

Opera Review: A Dog's Heart @ Coliseum

It’s not often that the star of an opera is a dog, but it was the appeal of such an unlikely hero that encouraged Simon McBurney, the highly regarded director of Complicite, to make his operatic debut.
Opera Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Coliseum

Opera Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Coliseum

A deep, dark take on Benjamin Britten's opera.
Experience The Royal Opera House 'Madam Butterfly' In 3D

Experience The Royal Opera House 'Madam Butterfly' In 3D

Operatic tear-jerker to hit cinema screens
Opera Review : Satyagraha @ ENO

Opera Review : Satyagraha @ ENO

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 14 - 20 June

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 14 - 20 June

The pick of this week's openings on London's cultural calendar, including dance, opera, theatre and art
Grimeborn Opera Festival Returns To The Arcola

Grimeborn Opera Festival Returns To The Arcola

Innovative opera in East London.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 28 June-4 July

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 28 June-4 July

Big shows opening, a Royal Court debut, the first street photography festival and things that go bump in the night
Review: Dr Dee @ London Coliseum

Review: Dr Dee @ London Coliseum

Is this a low for the ENO?
Theatre Review: The Secret Garden @ The King's Head

Theatre Review: The Secret Garden @ The King's Head

There's much more than childish magic in this surprisingly dark and beautifully operatic production.
What's On In London Theatre 16-22 October

What's On In London Theatre 16-22 October

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and dance shows opening in London this week.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 12-18 April

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 12-18 April

Tango, pigs, serial killers, dolls' hair and Dutch landscapes: all part of the rich mix of things on London's cultural calendar for this week
Reach For The Star: A Shining Review For L’Étoile

Reach For The Star: A Shining Review For L’Étoile

Chris Addison makes opera debut in a rarely performed French comedy.
Opera Review: Troy Boy @ Upstairs At The Gatehouse

Opera Review: Troy Boy @ Upstairs At The Gatehouse

Unshaven tenors and Essex-blonde sopranos serve up pub opera in a sort of 'Troy of the Rovers' with superb voices and bargain pricing.
Arts Ahead: What's On in London 10-17 May

Arts Ahead: What's On in London 10-17 May

Norwegian theatre, Dutch dance, Chinese art and French photography. Arts Ahead comes from all over the place this week.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1 – 7 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1 – 7 May

This week’s hottest theatre, dance, opera, classical, world music, jazz and art events
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 8 – 14 May

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 8 – 14 May

Our pick of this week's top dance, opera, theatre, art, folk, jazz and classical music events
Opera Review: La Traviata @ The Coliseum

Opera Review: La Traviata @ The Coliseum

A beautiful opera with a top soprano, but a director who loves curtains too much.
Opera Review: Peter Grimes @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Peter Grimes @ Royal Opera House

The power of the mob rules the main stage
Camden Fringe Reviews: Staple/face, Underhero & Gallantry

Camden Fringe Reviews: Staple/face, Underhero & Gallantry

Sketch comedy, innovative theatre and potted opera on one Saturday afternoon.
London Life Inspires Contemporary Opera Maestro Toni Castells

London Life Inspires Contemporary Opera Maestro Toni Castells

Opera meets pop meets art meets dance.
Opera Review: The Passenger @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Passenger @ Coliseum

Discover a twentieth century masterpiece for the first time.
Opera Review: Der Rosenkavalier @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Der Rosenkavalier @ Coliseum

Richard Strauss's comic masterpiece, seen in all its glory.
Opera Review: Castor and Pollux @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Castor and Pollux @ Coliseum

The staging may shock, but the singing will enthral.
Opera Review: Caligula @ London Coliseum

Opera Review: Caligula @ London Coliseum

Well staged and bloodily entertaining.
Not Your Ordinary Love Triangle: Tosca Reviewed

Not Your Ordinary Love Triangle: Tosca Reviewed

Exceptional production at Royal Opera House.
What's On In London Theatre: 2-8 October

What's On In London Theatre: 2-8 October

Here are a few highlights from London’s theatrical calendar for the next seven days.
Preview: Ealing Summer Festivals 2011

Preview: Ealing Summer Festivals 2011

All sorts of music, comedy and family fun in Ealing parks this July
Half Naked Dead Dreadheads At The Opera

Half Naked Dead Dreadheads At The Opera

Orphee et Eurydice is a musical extravaganza of otherworldly proportions.
What's On In London Theatre 27 Nov-3 Dec

What's On In London Theatre 27 Nov-3 Dec

Our top tips for the best theatre, opera and seasonal shows opening in London this week.
Ambulatory Opera In Peckham: Hansel And Gretel

Ambulatory Opera In Peckham: Hansel And Gretel

Humperdinck's classic fairy-tale opera over three floors of a warehouse.
Simon McBurney Creates A Lively, Physical Magic Flute

Simon McBurney Creates A Lively, Physical Magic Flute

Find mountains of wonder in the strangeness.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 22-28 February

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 22-28 February

Our guide to this week's most interesting theatre, art, dance and opera picks. With news about Marti Pellow, Les Dennis *and* Paul Daniels
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 18–24 January

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 18–24 January

Sculpture, two Swan Lakes, Scissor Sisters and Shakespeare: just some of the shows opening in London this week. Plus a few gentle reminders for things that are closing. Just so you don't miss out.
Santa's Lap: Get Into London Theatre 2013

Santa's Lap: Get Into London Theatre 2013

Be canny, scour the website for the best deals on the shows you (and your loved ones) want to see.
Opera Review: Anna Nicole @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Anna Nicole @ Royal Opera House

In the total Anna-nization of the 'House the only missed trick is an interval quiz posing the question, "how many different words for breasts did Richard Thomas squeeze into the libretto?"
What's On In London Theatre 10-16 July

What's On In London Theatre 10-16 July

Our guide to the top theatre, dance, and opera shows opening this week.
Opera Review: Lucrezia Borgia @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Lucrezia Borgia @ Coliseum

Mike Figgis makes his operatic directorial debut with Donizetti’s seldom performed opera about the notorious Renaissance family.
Preview: Deloitte Ignite 2011 'Just Tell the Truth' @ Royal Opera House

Preview: Deloitte Ignite 2011 'Just Tell the Truth' @ Royal Opera House

Free stuff at the Royal Opera Hous!
Opera Review: Die Zauberflöte @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Die Zauberflöte @ Royal Opera House

Mozart's last singspiel offers a heady and unusual blend of magic, morality and masonry, not to mention a giant serpent and flying wheelbarrow.
The Truth About English National Opera’s Satyagraha At The Coliseum

The Truth About English National Opera’s Satyagraha At The Coliseum

Philip Glass's opera about Mahatma Gandhi.
Multimedia Opera, Sunken Garden, Premieres At Barbican

Multimedia Opera, Sunken Garden, Premieres At Barbican

A visually stunning, boundary crossing piece.
What’s On In London Theatre 19-25 February

What’s On In London Theatre 19-25 February

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
What's On In London Theatre: 26 February - 4 March

What's On In London Theatre: 26 February - 4 March

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
What’s On In London Theatre 23 – 29 April

What’s On In London Theatre 23 – 29 April

London’s best theatre, dance, opera, comedy and kids theatre opening this week
What’s On In London Theatre 9-15 April

What’s On In London Theatre 9-15 April

Our pick of London’s best theatre, circus, dance and opera opening this week
What's On In London Theatre 18-25 September

What's On In London Theatre 18-25 September

This week’s theatrical openings and reminders about those shows that are leaving London in the next seven days.
Opera Review: The Marriage Of Figaro @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Marriage Of Figaro @ Coliseum

Fiona Shaw's surprising and entertaining Marriage of Figaro looks a bit Upstairs, Downstairs but musically delivers the goods.
Richard Eyre Shows How La Traviata Should Be Done

Richard Eyre Shows How La Traviata Should Be Done

A Latvian meets a Spaniard singing Italian in Paris.
Royal Opera's Manon: A Seductive Performance

Royal Opera's Manon: A Seductive Performance

Sparkling revival of Massenet's opera.
Preview: The Barbican Classical Music Season 2013-14

Preview: The Barbican Classical Music Season 2013-14

The classics come to the City of London.
Opera Review: Götterdämmerung @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Götterdämmerung @ Royal Opera House

The final part of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Orbit Architect Turns His Hand To Opera

Orbit Architect Turns His Hand To Opera

And does a pretty good job.
Opera In A Tunnel Shaft: Pop-Up Don Pasquale

Opera In A Tunnel Shaft: Pop-Up Don Pasquale

See a Donizetti farce -- in the ventilation shaft to Brunel's Thames Tunnel.
Opera Review: Medea At The ENO

Opera Review: Medea At The ENO

Ancient Greek tragedy gets modern retelling.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 5-11 April

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 5-11 April

Our pick of the theatre, art, dance, opera and exhibition highlights opening in London this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 23 February-1 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 23 February-1 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 5-11 July

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 5-11 July

Three kid-friendly shows and an operatic fairy tale open, while pink Aldwych hen night favourite puts its hot pants away and goes on tour.
The Gospel According To The Other Mary: More Must-Hear Than Must-See

The Gospel According To The Other Mary: More Must-Hear Than Must-See

John Adams's new opera premieres.
What's On In London Theatre 11-17 September

What's On In London Theatre 11-17 September

Here are a few highlights from London’s theatrical calendar for the next seven days
Opera Review: The Flying Dutchman @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Flying Dutchman @ Coliseum

Has there ever been a better time to experience Wagner?
Opera Review: Carmen @ King's Head Islington

Opera Review: Carmen @ King's Head Islington

Bizet's "lush and filmic score" remains bomb-proof in a stripped-to-the-bone Carmen at the King's Head.
Perfect Production Builds On Brilliant Opera At The Coliseum

Perfect Production Builds On Brilliant Opera At The Coliseum

Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. It doesn't get much better.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 12-18 July

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 12-18 July

New dance, theatre, opera and art shows for the week ahead, plus a new wing at National Maritime Museum.
Franco-Era Carmen Is Gutsy, Tacky And A Bit Confusing

Franco-Era Carmen Is Gutsy, Tacky And A Bit Confusing

Operatic classic gets modern makeover.
What’s On In London Theatre 7-13 May

What’s On In London Theatre 7-13 May

London’s best theatre, opera, and theatre festivals opening this week.
More London Free Festival

More London Free Festival

What’s On In London Theatre 14 – 20 May

What’s On In London Theatre 14 – 20 May

London's best theatre, opera, and dance opening this week
After Slow Start Falstaff Redeems Royal Opera House

After Slow Start Falstaff Redeems Royal Opera House

No booing this time.
Review: The Mikado @ The Coliseum

Review: The Mikado @ The Coliseum

Fat suits and pot shots: The Mikado is back in town but not for long.
Opera Review: Two Boys @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Two Boys @ Coliseum

Does Nico Muhly's new opera describe murder or 'death by internet'?
What’s On In London Theatre 16 – 22 April

What’s On In London Theatre 16 – 22 April

Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week
Captivating Revival Of Manon From The Royal Ballet

Captivating Revival Of Manon From The Royal Ballet

Forty year old production feels as fresh as ever.
Opera Review: The Pilgrim’s Progress @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Pilgrim’s Progress @ Coliseum

The first professional British production of Vaughan Williams' opera since the Festival of Britain!
Opera Review: Die Walküre @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Die Walküre @ Royal Opera House

The second part of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, April - July 2012

Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, April - July 2012

Your guide to the new season.
Preview: Camden Fringe 2011 - Theatre And Other Shows

Preview: Camden Fringe 2011 - Theatre And Other Shows

Drama, physical theatre, devised pieces, opera, shadow puppets, space probes, sea monsters and Sherlock
Booking Fingers Ready: New Opera Holland Park Season Opens

Booking Fingers Ready: New Opera Holland Park Season Opens

Posh peeps and picnics.
Opera Review: Das Rheingold @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Das Rheingold @ Royal Opera House

The first part of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle.
Pug On Stage: An Operatic Take On Mansfield Park

Pug On Stage: An Operatic Take On Mansfield Park

Ten performers sing their way through the dramas of Jane Austen's timeless novel.
Ace Autumn Shows Plus Win A Trip To Broadway!

Ace Autumn Shows Plus Win A Trip To Broadway!

Buy tickets through Official London Theatre to be in with a chance of winning.
Opera Review: Parsifal @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Parsifal @ Coliseum

A world class staging of one of the greatest operas ever written.
Review: Sister Act Meets Druids In ENO's First Ever Norma

Review: Sister Act Meets Druids In ENO's First Ever Norma

Curiosity alone should lead you to watch this one.
Opera Review: The Return of Ulysses @ Young Vic

Opera Review: The Return of Ulysses @ Young Vic

ENO team up with the Young Vic for a racy staging of the 17th century masterpiece.
Theatre Review: Opera Di Peroni @ Factory 7

Theatre Review: Opera Di Peroni @ Factory 7

Young, beautiful, experiential opera.
Operatic City Of Sin Comes To Covent Garden

Operatic City Of Sin Comes To Covent Garden

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's prophetic opera.
Bright, Elusive Butterfly of Love: Puccini's All-Time Favourite @ London Coliseum

Bright, Elusive Butterfly of Love: Puccini's All-Time Favourite @ London Coliseum

You may never see the story staged more vividly.
Opera Review: The Coronation of Poppea @ The King's Head

Opera Review: The Coronation of Poppea @ The King's Head

Ferocious lust, ruthless ambition and violent murder is the order of the day in Mark Ravenhill’s production
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 11-17 January

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 11-17 January

Here's what's new and what's closing this week in London. There are a lot of things on our last chance to see list: make sure you don’t miss out!
The Car Man Is An Evocative Blend Of Thuggery And Buggery

The Car Man Is An Evocative Blend Of Thuggery And Buggery

Matthew Bourne's award-winning ballet gets its first revival since 2007.
English National Opera’s The Pearl Fishers Proves A Real Gem

English National Opera’s The Pearl Fishers Proves A Real Gem

The first revival of Penny Woolcock's 2010 production of the Georges Bizet classic.
Opera Review: The Magic Flute @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Magic Flute @ Coliseum

Last chance to see Nicholas Hytner's impressive staging.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 24-30 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 24-30 May

Monkeys, monsters and Macbeth... it's a wonderfully varied week on London's cultural calendar.
Islington Finds Its Voice With Islington - The Opera

Islington Finds Its Voice With Islington - The Opera

Residents, performers and local history combine.
 Verbal Fireworks In Klook’s Last Stand

Verbal Fireworks In Klook’s Last Stand

Ché Walker’s latest play presents a love deluxe.
Opera Review: Julius Caesar @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Julius Caesar @ Coliseum

Two first rate counter-tenors appear in this new production of Handel's masterpiece.
Get Discounted Tickets For Over 100 Top London Shows This Christmas

Get Discounted Tickets For Over 100 Top London Shows This Christmas

Great deals in the West End.
Last-Minute Christmas Gift Idea: Theatre Tokens

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Idea: Theatre Tokens

Tokens with 10% off.
Walt Disney Opera Enjoys UK Premiere At The London Coliseum

Walt Disney Opera Enjoys UK Premiere At The London Coliseum

Does The Perfect American make for the perfect opera?
Marriage Or Death: Turandot At The Royal Opera House

Marriage Or Death: Turandot At The Royal Opera House

Puccini's final opera back on stage.
Subtly Explosive: The Firework-Maker's Daughter At ROH

Subtly Explosive: The Firework-Maker's Daughter At ROH

Family opera based on Philip Pullman's novel is a visual spectacle.
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s First Opera Sends Tingles Down The Spine

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s First Opera Sends Tingles Down The Spine

The perfect setting for Francesco Cavalli's L'Ormindo.
Cosi Fan Tutte, Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate

Cosi Fan Tutte, Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate

A bitter battle of the sexes sounds as sweet as chocolate rations in Hampstead Garden Opera's 1940s update of Mozart's classic.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 31 August - 6 September

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 31 August - 6 September

English National Opera Triumphs With Underrated Verdi Masterpiece: Review

English National Opera Triumphs With Underrated Verdi Masterpiece: Review

Move over Aida and La traviata - it's time to give this lesser known gem an airing!
Peter Grimes Takes Coliseum By Storm

Peter Grimes Takes Coliseum By Storm

Lighting strikes twice - this revival is as strong as the original 2009 production.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 22-28 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 22-28 March

Our pick of the dance, theatre, exhibitions and opera opening in London this week
Opera Review: Faust @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Faust @ Coliseum

Opera Preview: The Barber of Seville @ Coliseum

Opera Preview: The Barber of Seville @ Coliseum

Jonathan Miller's production is an excellent choice for first time opera-goers.
Postcard-perfect: La Boheme At English National Opera

Postcard-perfect: La Boheme At English National Opera

See the world's second-most-popular opera, in a revival of Jonathan Miller's 2009 production.
Opera Review: The Tales of Hoffmann @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Tales of Hoffmann @ Coliseum

There's more to this opera than just the famous Doll Song and Barcarolle.
Experience Contemporary Opera In London's Only Lighthouse

Experience Contemporary Opera In London's Only Lighthouse

Plus a boat ride.
9/11 Opera To Premiere At Barbican

9/11 Opera To Premiere At Barbican

ENO production depicts event that changed the world.
Cutting Edge Film Opera To Have UK Premiere At The Coliseum

Cutting Edge Film Opera To Have UK Premiere At The Coliseum

Part of a weekend exploring avant-garde artist Matthew Barney.
Handel Opera For The 21st Century

Handel Opera For The 21st Century

English National Opera proves it is the 'House of Handel' with Rodelinda.
Gloriana: Dazzling Royal Lives On Stage At The Royal Opera House

Gloriana: Dazzling Royal Lives On Stage At The Royal Opera House

Benjamin Britten's coronation opera, first performed 60 years ago.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 27 July - 2 August

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 27 July - 2 August

Opera Review: Billy Budd @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Billy Budd @ Coliseum

English National Opera reveals its affinity with composer Benjamin Britten.
Opera Review: Simon Boccanegra @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Simon Boccanegra @ Coliseum

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of Verdi's underrated opera.
Arts Ahead: What's on in London 26 January-1 February

Arts Ahead: What's on in London 26 January-1 February

Opera Review: The Elixir of Love @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Elixir of Love @ Coliseum

Does this Elixir have a kick, Sir?
La Bohème Wows With 1930s Makeover

La Bohème Wows With 1930s Makeover

Fall in love with the ENO's latest version.
ENO Launches A New Rigoletto

ENO Launches A New Rigoletto

Production may divide opinions, but the singing is hard to beat.
Queen Of Spades: More Sex, Death And Thwarted Ambition Than Game Of Thrones

Queen Of Spades: More Sex, Death And Thwarted Ambition Than Game Of Thrones

Tchaikovsky gets a spectacular update.
Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Coliseum

English National Opera's first revival of its 2010 production works a treat.
Chamber Of Delights: OperaUpClose, La Traviata, Soho Theatre

Chamber Of Delights: OperaUpClose, La Traviata, Soho Theatre

Verdi's classic tale of tragedy and tuberculosis in an intimate, paired-down version by award-winning OperaUpClose
Stage Pick Of The Week: The Cheeky Edition

Stage Pick Of The Week: The Cheeky Edition

Who wants some cheeky theatre, opera and burlesque in their life?
Preview: Mill Hill Music Festival 2011

Preview: Mill Hill Music Festival 2011

Who needs Glastonbury when you're got the RAF Museum, Hendon?
Opera Review: The Death of Klinghoffer @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Death of Klinghoffer @ Coliseum

Political controversy in John Adams's opera.
The Immortal Hour: Operatic Rarity In An Intimate Setting

The Immortal Hour: Operatic Rarity In An Intimate Setting

The first London outing in 50 years for Rutland Boughton's opera.
Opera Review: Barber of Seville @ London Coliseum

Opera Review: Barber of Seville @ London Coliseum

A solid and crowdpleasing night out.
Monkey's World

Monkey's World

The Opera With The Protagonist Who’s A Very Naughty Boy

The Opera With The Protagonist Who’s A Very Naughty Boy

Python Terry Gilliam directs his second piece for English National Opera.
The Girl Of The Golden West: Opera's Brokeback Butterfly

The Girl Of The Golden West: Opera's Brokeback Butterfly

Minnie mooches with the miners. Puccini tinkles the tunes.
Children’s Opera Proves Seriously Entertaining

Children’s Opera Proves Seriously Entertaining

The Way Back Home at the Young Vic.
Review: Turandot @ The Coliseum

Review: Turandot @ The Coliseum

Ancient Opera Orfeo Feels As Fresh As Ever

Ancient Opera Orfeo Feels As Fresh As Ever

Monteverdi's classic at the Roundhouse.
Regress To Childhood: See Alice's Adventures In Opera

Regress To Childhood: See Alice's Adventures In Opera

Lewis Carroll's tale performed in Holland Park.
Watch Glyndebourne On The Big Screen At The Science Museum

Watch Glyndebourne On The Big Screen At The Science Museum

Win tickets to watch opera with a fancy picnic after hours amongst the space ships in South Ken
Opera Review: Eugene Onegin @ The Coliseum

Opera Review: Eugene Onegin @ The Coliseum

Catch the Pushkin/Tchaikovsky classic.
We Talk Awards, Fish Markets And Megabus Gold With Comedian Jayde Adams

We Talk Awards, Fish Markets And Megabus Gold With Comedian Jayde Adams

Catch her at the Roundhouse in December.
La Traviata Meets Prohibition In Kilburn — Review

La Traviata Meets Prohibition In Kilburn — Review

A potent cocktail.
Singalonga Tosca With The Royal Opera House

Singalonga Tosca With The Royal Opera House

Release your inner diva/o with a spot of Puccini
Music Writers Wanted

Music Writers Wanted

Review: Morgen Und Abend Is A Relentless Sensory Assault

Review: Morgen Und Abend Is A Relentless Sensory Assault

New opera lives in limbo.
Opera Preview: The Secret Consul @ A Secret Location

Opera Preview: The Secret Consul @ A Secret Location

Site-specific guerilla opera about borders, national divides and Kafkaesque officialdom
Preview: OperaShots @ Royal Opera House

Preview: OperaShots @ Royal Opera House

Two innovative shots at creating new opera hit the Linbury Studio in April.
Review: Plate Smashing And High Notes - Earnest Goes Wilde At Barbican

Review: Plate Smashing And High Notes - Earnest Goes Wilde At Barbican

Oscar Wilde's most famous comedy played as opera.
Enjoy An Opera And An Emotional Birthday Celebration At The London Coliseum

Enjoy An Opera And An Emotional Birthday Celebration At The London Coliseum

English National Opera presents Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice.
Interview: Mark Ravenhill

Interview: Mark Ravenhill

Mozart's Barber Is Back In A Rousing Romp

Mozart's Barber Is Back In A Rousing Romp

Crazy comings and goings at the Royal Opera House.
A Delightfully Vaudeville Update Of Cosi Fan Tutte

A Delightfully Vaudeville Update Of Cosi Fan Tutte

Mozart's classic opera from ENO and Improbable Theatre at the Coliseum.
Bleak, But Effective, Updating Of Berg's Wozzeck From English National Opera

Bleak, But Effective, Updating Of Berg's Wozzeck From English National Opera

Director Carrie Cracknell makes this early 20th century masterpiece feel as relevant as ever.
Opera Review: Tosca @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Tosca @ Coliseum

Treat yourself this Christmas to Puccini's operatic masterpiece.
Opera Stars Gather For George Harewood At ENO

Opera Stars Gather For George Harewood At ENO

Gala to commemorate a life dedicated to opera.
Handel Opera Will Transport You To Georgian Britain

Handel Opera Will Transport You To Georgian Britain

Nicholas Hytner's production of Xerxes enjoys an outstanding revival.
Capitalism Gored In Carmen Disruption

Capitalism Gored In Carmen Disruption

The ills of identikit city living and a bit of opera.
L'Ormindo Sparkles At The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

L'Ormindo Sparkles At The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

A witty and fast-moving opera.
Opera Review: Barber of Seville @ Hackney Empire

Opera Review: Barber of Seville @ Hackney Empire

Saturday night. Mare Street. Bus engine drum rolls and taxi cab brass.
Tradition Meets Modernity At Start Of English National Opera Season

Tradition Meets Modernity At Start Of English National Opera Season

Opera with turbulent history kicks off ENO's autumn season.
Italian Dramedy Has More Twists Than Fusilli

Italian Dramedy Has More Twists Than Fusilli

Il Turco In Italia: a love quadrangle.
Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, September – December 2012

Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, September – December 2012

Works from the 18th to 20th centuries make this a bumper packed season.
Theatre Review: Street Scene @ Young Vic

Theatre Review: Street Scene @ Young Vic

The West End this ain't, but Street Scene has more to offer than the traditional musical, combining social commentary with a melting pot of styles, an epic cast and a powerful, absorbing staging.
Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre: A Musical Feast

Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre: A Musical Feast

To Hades and Back...with Swing!
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 15-21 December

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 15-21 December

Heads Up: Tête à Tête Opera Festival Returns To Richmond

Heads Up: Tête à Tête Opera Festival Returns To Richmond

Showcasing more than 30 new opera shows over three weeks.
The Myths of Scottish Culture Explored Through Italian Opera

The Myths of Scottish Culture Explored Through Italian Opera

Rossini's opera La Donna del Lago at the Royal Opera House.
The Centrepoint Christmas Concert Presents Amore

The Centrepoint Christmas Concert Presents Amore

In the intimate recital room at Chappell of Bond Street in Soho.
Does Die Fledermaus At The Coliseum Have Wings?

Does Die Fledermaus At The Coliseum Have Wings?

The opera that is batty by name and batty by nature.
Swanhunter: Imaginative Storytelling And Puppetry For All The Family

Swanhunter: Imaginative Storytelling And Puppetry For All The Family

Nordic-based opera for kids.
A Cursed Marriage: ENO's Otello

A Cursed Marriage: ENO's Otello

A beautifully-sung Otello that lacks dramatic punch.
Opera Preview: Clemency @ Royal Opera House

Opera Preview: Clemency @ Royal Opera House

A world premiere for the Linbury Studio Theatre looking at how Sarah and Abraham might have borne the news they were to be nonagenarian parents.
1990s Opera Reveals The Rise, Fall And Seductive Power Of A Duchess

1990s Opera Reveals The Rise, Fall And Seductive Power Of A Duchess

Thrilling opera, Powder Her Face, in an offbeat venue.
American Lulu Spreads Her Spider's Web

American Lulu Spreads Her Spider's Web

Sassy opera at the Young Vic.
Cosi Fan Rudey

Cosi Fan Rudey

Review: Walton’s Façade/The Bear, Linbury Studio Theatre

Review: Walton’s Façade/The Bear, Linbury Studio Theatre

Review: Lost Highway

Review: Lost Highway

Opera Preview: Glyndebourne @ Somerset House

Opera Preview: Glyndebourne @ Somerset House

New Fidelio Drags Political Imprisonment Into The Blinding Light

New Fidelio Drags Political Imprisonment Into The Blinding Light

Calixto Bieito’s stylish Beethoven for the English National Opera.
Soap Opera and Opera: Stage Vs Screen

Soap Opera and Opera: Stage Vs Screen

Opera Examines Our Obsession With Telly

Opera Examines Our Obsession With Telly

People Watch opens King's Cross opera festival.
New Opera & Dance Double Bill @ Royal Opera House

New Opera & Dance Double Bill @ Royal Opera House

A duet for one performed by five and an operatic take on a desperate final phone call.
Ealing Summer Festival Giveaway - Opera In The Park

Ealing Summer Festival Giveaway - Opera In The Park

Opera Review: Patience @ BBC Proms

Opera Review: Patience @ BBC Proms

Review: Infanticide-Themed Opera Both Draining And Engaging

Review: Infanticide-Themed Opera Both Draining And Engaging

A tale of fickle men, lost love and killing babies.
Slim Fast Soprano

Slim Fast Soprano

Arts Ahead 10-17 Dec

Arts Ahead 10-17 Dec

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 13-19 December

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 13-19 December

Here's our pick of the best theatre, dance, opera and art shows opening in the next seven days
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 29 November – 5 December

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 29 November – 5 December

Our pick of the best theatre, dance, opera, music and art shows opening this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 8-14 November

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 8-14 November

Here's our pick of the top exhibitions, theatre, dance, jazz, classical and opera on offer in London this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 1-7 November

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 1-7 November

Our pick of the new theatre, opera, dance the art shows opening this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 25-31 October

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 25-31 October

Our suggestions for the top dance, opera, theatre and exhibitions opening this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 18-24 October

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 18-24 October

A slew of new exhibitions and shows open in London this week; some with a distinctly half-termish outlook
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 13-19 September

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 13-19 September

Our pick of the top art, exhibitions, theatre, dance and opera in London this week
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 6-12 September

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 6-12 September

What’s new and closing this week in London’s art, exhibition, theatre, dance and opera
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 21-27 June

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 21-27 June

Our pick of the exciting theatre, dance, opera and art shows opening in London this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 7 – 13 June

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 7 – 13 June

This week's opera, dance, theatre, art and exhibition highlights
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 17–23 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 17–23 May

Our pick of the theatre, opera, dance and exhibitions that are opening in London this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 3–9 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 3–9 May

Our pick of London's arty highlights this week includes Matthew Bourne's Cinderella, war photography at Tate Modern, and a show by an artist who uses his bald head as a blank canvas
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 April–2 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 April–2 May

Your (very nearly) Royal Wedding-free guide to what's on in London's theatres, galleries and exhibition spaces this week
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 8–14 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 8–14 March

Celebs in theatreland; Royals at the Hayward Gallery; and the Trocks come to Wimbledon. Here are our picks for what's on in London this week.
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1–7 March

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 1–7 March

We're off to see the Wizard this week! And Dorothy's not the only one entering a fantasy world with interesting footwear: Alice heads into a ballet Wonderland at the Royal Opera House, and The Red Shoes opens at BAC...
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 15 – 21 February

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 15 – 21 February

It's a big week for the arty side of London. Tomorrow sees the opening three impressive new shows. Plus we bring you the dance, opera and theatre highlights for the next seven days.
Arts Ahead: What’s On in London 1 – 7 February

Arts Ahead: What’s On in London 1 – 7 February

Susan Hiller is our pick of the week, with not one but two exhibitions opening in London. There's also an international flavour to this week's Arts Ahead: Russian ballet, American dance, images from Communist East Germany and your last chance to see Japanese fashion at the Barbican.
Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, Jan – June 2011

Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, Jan – June 2011

Everything about English National Opera’s spring/summer season feels shiny and fresh. Six of its eight productions are new, although that is no reason to discount the two revivals. 
Arts Ahead: What’s On in London 25–31 January

Arts Ahead: What’s On in London 25–31 January

Our top recommendation for this week is Sampled at Sadler's Wells. But there's more to life than dance! Find out about Hamlets closing, photography exhibitions opening and some cultural tips for little londonists in this week's Arts Ahead...
Free Tonight?

Free Tonight?

Thumbs Up For Theatre

Thumbs Up For Theatre

The London Art Scene Is Back With A Bang In September

The London Art Scene Is Back With A Bang In September

Plus festivals and art fairs.
Shakespeare, Jesus Christ, Toyah Wilcox: all in the open air

Shakespeare, Jesus Christ, Toyah Wilcox: all in the open air

Summery suggestions for encounters with the stars, under the stars.
Sexy Beast Don Giovanni Fails To Satisfy

Sexy Beast Don Giovanni Fails To Satisfy

A missed opportunity to do something fresh.
Bored Of The Olympics? Try These Shows Instead

Bored Of The Olympics? Try These Shows Instead

Music, ballet or Sadie Frost - you choose.