Louise Alder

Review: Der Rosenkavalier (Wales Millennium Centre and tour)
Strauss's romantic masterpiece in a musically transcendent new production
The 5th International Opera Awards (London Coliseum)
A night of tiaras and arias as the opera world's glitterati put on a show
Review: Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne and tour)
Duncan Rock's indisposition clears the way for an unforgettable role jump-in
Idomeneo (Garsington Opera at Wormsley)
Mozart's opera is vividly cast and delivered by the cream of (mostly) British talent
Orpheus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
A little-known version of the Orpheus story lights up Shakespeare's Globe
Steven Naylor, Glyndebourne's casting guru, spills the beans
One of the most successful talent-spotters in the business shares his secrets