The Metropolitan Opera – US premiere performances of Brett Dean’s Hamlet – Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, John Relyea; directed by Neil Armfield; conducted by Nicholas Carter.

The Metropolitan Opera – US premiere performances of Brett Dean’s Hamlet – Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, John Relyea; directed by Neil Armfield; conducted by Nicholas Carter.

Friday, May 13, 2022Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York City Guest Reviewer, Susan Stempleski Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn’s operatic adaptation of Hamlet, which premiered at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival, has arrived at the Met, and their daring...
Berliner Philharmoniker: Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades [live Digital Concert Hall webcast; sung in Russian, with German and English surtitles].

Berliner Philharmoniker: Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades [live Digital Concert Hall webcast; sung in Russian, with German and English surtitles].

Sunday, April 24, 2022 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin With The Queen of Spades/Pique Dame (Opus 68, to a libretto after Pushkin’s novella), the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko completed their Tchaikovsky triptych of operas this...
David Alden’s staging of Wagner’s Lohengrin returns to the Royal Opera House, with Brandon Jovanovich and Jennifer Davis, conducted by Jakub Hrůša.

David Alden’s staging of Wagner’s Lohengrin returns to the Royal Opera House, with Brandon Jovanovich and Jennifer Davis, conducted by Jakub Hrůša.

Photograph, Clive Barda Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed This first revival (directed by Peter Relton) of David Alden’s 2018 Royal Opera production of Wagner’s Lohengrin is unmissable. For a start, the staging...
The Royal Opera – Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes with Allan Clayton in the title role – directed by Deborah Warner; conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

The Royal Opera – Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes with Allan Clayton in the title role – directed by Deborah Warner; conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

Thursday, March 17, 2022 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed Peter Grimes, the loner, visionary fisherman, redeemed the fortunes of the conscientious objector Benjamin Britten, when the former first strode the opera stage just after...