Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Snape Maltings)
Britten's irresistible Shakespeare opera opens the 70th Aldeburgh Festival
Andrew Shore - the very model of a modern major-general
English National Opera's star baritone on surtitles, Mastersingers and working with Mike Leigh
Michael Coveney: Will Mike Leigh's Pirates save the ENO?
The legendary director's new production got a muted critical reception but is a much-needed popular success