James Conway

Review: Giulio Cesare [Parts 1 & 2] (Hackney Empire and tour)
Rome meets Egypt as ETO performs Handel's lengthy opera across two evenings
Review: Ulysses' Homecoming (Saffron Hall and tour)
English Touring Opera has mounted a strongly cast account of Monteverdi's final opera.
Review: Xerxes (Hackney Empire and tour)
ETO revives its WWII airbase production of Handel's popular opera
Anna Fleischle: "I design from the inside"
The multi-award-winner (for Hangmen) on creating visual worlds for opera and theatre
Iphigénie en Tauride (Hackney Empire and tour)
A rare opportunity to hear this great 19th-century opera in a fine musical performance
Pelléas et Mélisande (English Touring Opera - tour)
ETO's chamber version of Debussy's enigmatic opera gets most things right
La bohème (English Touring Opera - Tour)
A new production of Puccini's evergreen tear-jerker that's musically first-rate
The Wild Man of the West Indies (English Touring Opera - Tour)
A second half-forgotten opera by Donizetti joins ETO's spring tour
The Siege of Calais (English Touring Opera - Tour)
Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais in an early but timely revival by ETO
Opera review of the year
Our opera editor takes a personal look back at the UK scene in 2014