Opera

As the artist’s largest survey to date opens at Zeitz MoCAA and Norval Foundation, Cape Town, Sean O’Toole examines his dadaist lexicon 

By Sean O’Toole

The Morgan Library presents 150 designs for ballet and opera by the author of Where the Wild Things Are

By Figgy Guyver

The Golden Lion-winning Lithuanian Pavilion, ‘Sun & Sea (Marina)’, crafts an endless pop song for the end times

By En Liang Khong
Robert Ashley, Improvement (Don Leaves Linda), 2019, performance. Courtesy: The Kitchen; photograph: © Al Foote III

This opera wants to know whether memory is scientific or occult. It answers the question by rejecting it.

By Diana Hamilton

The Turner Prize-winning photographer’s set design for ENO’s new production asks: can the greatest horror be better communicated by the unseen?

By Matthew McLean

Ahead of its South London Gallery performance, how Tom Phillips’s Irma – a work that questions the genre of opera itself – is being staged

By Adam Harper
Matthew Barney BA performance, RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, 2014. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: Hugo Glendinning

Combustion and digestion in Matthew Barney’s latest work

By Ross Simonini

Poul Ruders' The Handmaid's Tale

By Paul Kildea