The National Gallery, and other ways to kill time before going to the theatre: Rosemary Waugh reviews Mary Skeaping’s Giselle.
Not telling stories: Rosemary Waugh reviews an update of Bizet’s Carmen set in a refugee camp.
Gold medal standard: Anna Winter reviews the Shanghai Ballet’s performance of an 8th century poem.
â€œThere were three of us in this marriage….â€ Anna Winter reviews The Australian Ballet’s version of Swan Lake inspired by a certain royal love triangle.
“The King of Kings and the King of Vegas”: Amelia Forsbrook reviews the ENO’s performance of JanÃ¡Äek’s opera.
“A cartoon samurai from the 80s, inexplicably crossed with a teletubby”: Andrew Haydon reviews the ENO’s staging of Wagner that is somewhat marred by costume and set design choices.
Amelia Forsbrook discovers a religious revolutionary with a choir boy’s sweetness.
Sapphic skirt pawing and neat duets make the women the stars of this ENO performance.
A review in verse.
An odd coupling.
To be cradled at the heart of life’s contradictions.
Violetta meets Jessie J.
No more hyper-idealised orientalism.
Terry Gilliam directs for the ENO.