Opera North to stage Kiss Me, Kate and Into the Woods
The new season also features a new opera starring Lesley Garrett and a full Ring Cycle
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (London Coliseum)
Richard Jones revisits his 2010 WNO triumph in a majestic restaging for English National Opera
Tristan und Isolde (Royal Opera House)
Christof Loy's 2009 production revived for the first time with a superlative cast
Stephen Gould, Covent Garden's Tristan
From Les Mis to the Ring, the American Heldentenor has sung them all
Opera - when directors rule
The phenomenon known in German as Regietheater should be celebrated, not vilified
Stuart Skelton talks about Otello, Tristan and the one role he will never sing
The tenor opens English National Opera's new season with a new role in a much-anticipated new production
Tannhäuser (Norwich)
The second of the two Wagner productions brought by Theater Freiburg to Norwich proves musically to be the equal of "Parsifal".
Parsifal (Norwich)
The brief season by Theater Freiburg at the Theatre Royal, Norwich opens with Wagner's "Parsifal". Right from its première it has proved problematic to stage.
8 ways to enjoy theatre outside this summer
As the mercury rises to record levels this week, Ben Hewis takes a look at some of the theatre events taking place outside this summer
I Can't Sing! to return with X Factor contestants?
By Jay Julier
Producer David King has suggested reworking the show for a UK tour