Lisette Oropesa’s Violetta makes this umpteeenth revival of the Royal Opera’s La traviata unmissable

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Actors and Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 28.10.2021. (JPr)

Liparit Avetisyan (Alfredo) and Lisette Oropesa (Violetta) (c) Tristram Kenton

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ENO is back doing what it does best: Phelim McDermott’s astonishingly effective production of Satyagraha

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glass, Satyagraha (sung in Sanskrit): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Carolyn Kuan (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 16.10.2021. (CC)

(l-r) James Cleverton, Verity Wingate, Gabriella Cassidy, Sean Panikkar, William Thomas, Felicity Buckland (c) Tristram Kenton

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With remarkable performances from Mattila and Grigorian, musically there is no weak link in Royal Opera’s new Jenůfa

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Rhodri Huw) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 9.10.2021 and available now on OperaVision. (JPr)

Saimir Pirgu (Števa) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Vintage WNO production of The Barber of Seville stills works well, a timely affirmation of the comic vision

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Frederick Brown (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.9.2021. (GPu)

(l-r) Nicholas Lester (Figaro), Heather Lowe (Rosina), Andrew Shore (Bartolo) and Nico Darmanin (Almaviva) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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