Toby Spence

The Best (and Worst) of Opera in 2016
Our critic doles out bouquets and brickbats as he reviews the year in opera
Idomeneo (Garsington Opera at Wormsley)
Mozart's opera is vividly cast and delivered by the cream of (mostly) British talent
Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House) - 'shimmering'
David McVicar's ever-popular staging of The Magic Flute returns in fine fettle