Opera discounts: do they deliver?
By Simon Thomas · 20 Sep 2014

When Anna Nicole opened, an audience of 16-25s paid next to nothing to get in. But will they be back?

Sir Mark Elder - knight on a mission
By Mark Valencia · 17 Sep 2014

The conductor of Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Royal Opera waxes lyrical about his career, past and future

Opera Holland Park unveils its 2015 season
By Mark Valencia · 16 Sep 2014

At last we know what will be playing in London's canopied opera house next summer. It's been worth the wait.

Xerxes (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 16 Sep 2014

Nicholas Hytner's ageless production of Handel's delicious comic opera returns in a strongly-cast revival

Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel confirmed for ENO, March 2015
By Rosie Bannister · 16 Sep 2014

The production will run for 13 performances from 30 March 2015

Carmen (Mid Wales Opera on tour)
By Ron Simpson · 14 Sep 2014

Jonathan Miller's stripped-back staging is well sung but fails to catch fire

Otello (London Coliseum)
By Keith McDonnell · 14 Sep 2014

The Lion of Venice fails to roar as English National Opera's new season opens

Rigoletto (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 13 Sep 2014

David McVicar's dark production of Verdi's ever-popular opera returns in a strongly-cast revival that is not without problems

Stuart Skelton talks about Otello, Tristan and the one role he will never sing
By Mark Valencia · 13 Sep 2014

The tenor opens English National Opera's new season with a new role in a much-anticipated new production

Saimir Pirgu, the Duke in the Royal Opera's Rigoletto
By Keith McDonnell · 12 Sep 2014

The young tenor from Albania has risen fast into the exclusive brotherhood of romantic tenors