Francesca Zambello

Don Giovanni (Hackney Empire and tour)
Unmissable Mozart from English Touring Opera, and it's travelling the land
Carmen (Royal Opera House)
A fast-paced if uneven revival of Bizet's crowd-pleasing tunefest
Opera review of the year
Our opera editor takes a personal look back at the UK scene in 2014
La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)
Puccini's Mimì succumbs amid a wealth of talent and a sea of spectacle