Coliseum

A thrilling production: Opera Holland Park’s Queen of Spades reviewed

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades is probably his greatest opera, certainly the one in which his characteristic strengths are on…

Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Heidi Melton (Isolde) in Anish Kapoor’s volcano

A lethally perverse production: ENO's Tristan and Isolde reviewed

18 June 2016 9:00 am

It is at the Coliseum that I have seen the most wonderful Tristan and Isoldes of my life, both of…

ENB’s Swan Lake: the rights and wrongs of ballet thighs

17 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s been heated disagreement over the past week about what’s right and wrong. Is the rocket-propelled ex-Bolshoi enfant terrible Ivan…

Bryn Terfel as Méphistophélès and Simon Keenlyside as Valentin in ‘Faust

Bryn Terfel lords it over 'Faust' magnificently

19 April 2014 9:00 am

There’s a great deal to disapprove of in Gounod’s Faust. It breaks down a pillar of western literature and whisks…

Roberto Bolle in ‘Le Jeune Hommeet la Mort’ at the Coliseum

Kings of Dance: a show to keep the Sun King happy

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Louis XIV might have been a narcissistic and whimsical tyrant, but he did a lot for dance. An accomplished practitioner,…

An ambassador for his art: Ivan Vasiliev

Ivan Vasiliev and Roberto Bolle: interview with ballet royalty

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Giannandrea Poesio meets Ivan Vasiliev and Roberto Bolle, ballet’s demigods

Gusto galore from Boston Ballet

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Those who lament sluggishness in contemporary stagings of Balanchine’s ballets — and those who are responsible for it — should…