The Magic Flute (Covent Garden)

This was a double-headed opera weekend. Going to Covent Garden always feels like a privilege - I love the richness and formality of the auditorium, but equally it's impossible not to feel uplifted by the...

The Mikado (London Coliseum)

Ageless? Timeless? Fifteenth revival - what else are you going to do with a light comic operetta about getting beheaded for flirting? Re-locate it to Syria and make the 'Three Little Maids from School'...

Lucia di Lammermoor (London Coliseum)

What you really need after a hard day at work is to watch a woman in a bloodstained nightie go mad in a dilapidated Scottish castle after stabbing her husband. Except you do.  When the madwoman playing the...

Carmen (Covent Garden)

Remember how Jonathan Miller took Gilbert and Sullivan by the scruff of the neck in 1986 and delivered a black-and-white jazz age Mikado that’s stayed in the Coliseum’s repertoire for thirty years?  Well,...