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Winners of 2014 WhatsOnStage Opera Poll announced
By Editorial Staff · 5 Feb 2014 · London

All is revealed! Discover the winners of our third end-of-year Opera Poll

Billy Budd (BBC Proms)
By Simon Thomas · 29 Aug 2013 · London
If proof were needed that Benjamin Britten is among the greatest of opera composers, stagings of his works in recent years have delivered some of the most memorable nights of music ...
Parsifal (BBC Proms)
By Keith McDonnell · 27 Aug 2013 · London
The Proms' mammoth celebration of Wagner's bicentenary concluded with a performance of his final opera, Parsifal, on Sunday night. Alas, it was not the fitting climax it should have ...
The Midsummer Marriage (BBC Proms)
By Keith McDonnell · 19 Aug 2013 · London
The musical world is celebrating the ‘big three' this year – Wagner, Verdi and Britten, and although none of Verdi's full-length operas have been given at this year's Proms, seven of ...
Tannhäuser (BBC Proms)
By Simon Thomas · 5 Aug 2013 · London
After last week's storming Barenboim Ring, it was something of a shock to be cast back to Wagner's early days with Tannhäuser, although Donald Runnicles' often refined ...
Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms)
By Keith McDonnell · 31 Jul 2013 · London
Valhalla went up in flames, the river Rhine burst its banks, the Ring was returned to the Rhinemaidens and world order was restored. Although the final instalment of the Berlin Ring was semi-...
Siegfried (BBC Proms)
By Simon Thomas · 29 Jul 2013 · London
For some people, Siegfried is the weakest or least attractive part of The Ring and it's difficult to know why. Certainly, there are troublesome aspects, such as the unsavoury ...
Tristan und Isolde (BBC Proms)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 29 Jul 2013 · London
Wagner fans are spoilt for choice at this year's BBC Proms, with seven of his full-length operas on offer. While the hard-working Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra took a ...
Michael Coveney: All's Well in Stratford and the Proms with Alistair McGowan
By Michael Coveney · 26 Jul 2013 · London
Unless I've forgotten one, I think that last night's All's Well That Ends Well was the first on the main Stratford-upon-Avon stage since 1989, both Peter Hall and Gregory Doran ...
Die Walkure (BBC Proms)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 24 Jul 2013 · London
The dear old Royal Albert Hall is unlikely to be anyone's favourite venue for a five-hour opera at the height of a heatwave suffering, as it does, from extraordinarily inconsistent acoustics ...

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