Robert Thicknesse

Robert Thicknesse is the Critic's opera critic

Jephtha, Royal Opera House

Why opera needs fictional dead women

On triggering opera and Arts Council England

Das Rheingold, Royal Opera House

Tosca, Grand Opera House, Belfast

A colourful glimpse into a dramatic feast of sex and death

Mariame Clément’s new production of Don Giovanni falls prey to modern mores.

A fun but difficult production of Il Trovatore