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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. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: Anish Kapoor Ditches Sculpture For Opera

Review: Anish Kapoor Ditches Sculpture For Opera

First rate opera with innovative set designs. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: If You See One Philip Glass Opera, Make It This One

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

Minimalism connects Ancient Egypt to the modern day. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
A Five Star Swashbuckling Adventure From English National Ballet

A Five Star Swashbuckling Adventure From English National Ballet

Le Corsaire is a sunny pirate antidote to London's rainy January. | By Laura Dodge ★★★★★
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! | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Sylvie Guillem's Swan Song Sombre Yet Spirited

Sylvie Guillem's Swan Song Sombre Yet Spirited

Dancer of her generation takes a muted final bow. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
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. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
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. | By Sam Smith
Handel Opera For The 21st Century

Handel Opera For The 21st Century

English National Opera proves it is the 'House of Handel' with Rodelinda. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
The Good, The Bad And The Nutty: English National Ballet's Nutcracker

The Good, The Bad And The Nutty: English National Ballet's Nutcracker

ENB's Christmas offering starts off sweet but ends up just plain nuts. | By Lise Smith
Simon McBurney Creates A Lively, Physical Magic Flute

Simon McBurney Creates A Lively, Physical Magic Flute

Find mountains of wonder in the strangeness. | By Lise Smith
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. | By Stuart Black
Carlos Acosta At The Coliseum: Cuba's Biggest Star Shines Bright

Carlos Acosta At The Coliseum: Cuba's Biggest Star Shines Bright

A challenging and diverse range of works superbly performed | By Laura Dodge
Les Saisons Russes Du XX1e Siecle: London Coliseum Turns Russian

Les Saisons Russes Du XX1e Siecle: London Coliseum Turns Russian

A disappointing triple bill, lacking the magic of Diaghilev's original ballets. | By Laura Dodge
Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Proves Seriously Playful At The Coliseum

Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Proves Seriously Playful At The Coliseum

Ballet star Sergei Polunin appears in the classic, Coppélia. | By Sam Smith
Ballet Talent From Boston Comes To London's Coliseum

Ballet Talent From Boston Comes To London's Coliseum

Boston Ballet's Programme 1 showcases dancers on top form. | By Laura Dodge
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. | By Sam Smith
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? | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
More Ecstasy Than Death From English National Ballet At The Coliseum

More Ecstasy Than Death From English National Ballet At The Coliseum

Fascinating and sexy triple bill of twentieth century works. | By Sam Smith
Laurencia At London Coliseum: Firework Dancers Catapulting Around The Stage

Laurencia At London Coliseum: Firework Dancers Catapulting Around The Stage

An utterly ridiculous ballet saved only by its lead duo. | By Laura Dodge
Giselle At London Coliseum: Sublime Technique Amidst Overgrown Ivy

Giselle At London Coliseum: Sublime Technique Amidst Overgrown Ivy

The ballet belongs to Natalia Osipova, with her superb technique and beautiful characterisation. | By Laura Dodge
Ballet Review: Aladdin @ Coliseum

Ballet Review: Aladdin @ Coliseum

Family fun that works as well for adults as children. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
Ballet Review: The Sleeping Beauty @ Coliseum

Ballet Review: The Sleeping Beauty @ Coliseum

Kenneth MacMillan's choreography meets Tchaikovsky's music in English National Ballet's production of The Sleeping Beauty. | By Sam Smith
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! | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Coliseum

English National Opera's first revival of its 2010 production works a treat. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Julius Caesar @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Julius Caesar @ Coliseum

Two first rate counter-tenors appear in this new production of Handel's masterpiece. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Julietta @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Julietta @ Coliseum

English National Opera takes a risk and comes up trumps. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Billy Budd @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Billy Budd @ Coliseum

English National Opera reveals its affinity with composer Benjamin Britten. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Caligula @ London Coliseum

Opera Review: Caligula @ London Coliseum

Well staged and bloodily entertaining. | By Londonist
Opera Review: The Flying Dutchman @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Flying Dutchman @ Coliseum

Has there ever been a better time to experience Wagner? | By Sam Smith
Preview: English National Opera @ Coliseum, April - July 2012

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

Your guide to the new season. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Der Rosenkavalier @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Der Rosenkavalier @ Coliseum

Richard Strauss's comic masterpiece, seen in all its glory. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Tosca @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Tosca @ Coliseum

Treat yourself this Christmas to Puccini's operatic masterpiece. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Castor and Pollux @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Castor and Pollux @ Coliseum

The staging may shock, but the singing will enthral. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: The Passenger @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Passenger @ Coliseum

Discover a twentieth century masterpiece for the first time. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: The Elixir of Love @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Elixir of Love @ Coliseum

Does this Elixir have a kick, Sir? | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Two Boys @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Two Boys @ Coliseum

Does Nico Muhly's new opera describe murder or 'death by internet'? | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Simon Boccanegra @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Simon Boccanegra @ Coliseum

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of Verdi's underrated opera. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: The Damnation of Faust @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Damnation of Faust @ Coliseum

Film director Terry Gilliam reveals an aptitude for Mephistophelean opera. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: The Mikado @ Coliseum

Opera Review: The Mikado @ Coliseum

Jonathan Miller’s production of The Mikado enjoys its twenty-fifth anniversary revival. | By Sam Smith
Opera Review: Parsifal @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Parsifal @ Coliseum

A world class staging of one of the greatest operas ever written. | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith
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.  | By Sam Smith
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. | By Sam Smith

Opera Review: Don Giovanni @ Coliseum

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Opera Review: Radamisto @ Coliseum

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Opera Review: The Makropulos Case @ Coliseum

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Opera Review: Faust @ Coliseum

Opera Review: Faust @ Coliseum

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