Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

The Tales of Hoffmann: Andrew Synott’s musical direction maintains the energy and shifting moods throughout Irish National Opera’s production

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ The three tales in Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann are set up in act I, the prologue(...)

Entering through the Palladian portals of Burlington House, home of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, past the statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, (...)