OPERA



Michael Coveney: Will Mike Leigh's Pirates save the ENO?
The legendary director's new production got a muted critical reception but is a much-needed popular success
Michael Coveney: ENO wins rightful recognition from Oliviers
The English-language opera company is serving up some of the capital's most interesting work
Mark Valencia: Trying times for English National Opera
Britain's second opera company is having a bad week, after its departing chairman accused the artistic director of losing £10million
Opera review of the year
Our opera editor takes a personal look back at the UK scene in 2014
Opera - when directors rule
The phenomenon known in German as Regietheater should be celebrated, not vilified
Opera discounts: do they deliver?
When Anna Nicole opened, an audience of 16-25s paid next to nothing to get in. But will they be back?
Carlo Bergonzi (1924-2014)
Simon Thomas reflects on the passing of one of the 20th Century's greatest voices
Live cinema relays - opera's friend or foe?
The fast-growing trend of bringing opera to your local multiplex can only be a good thing. Can't it?
Michael Coveney: Women fight back in opera and Shakespeare while Timothy Spall triumphs at Cannes
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has become the latest high-profile figure to air their views on the opera critics' comments about Tara Erraught's performance in Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne
Size isn't everything: opera critics under attack from singers
Several newspaper critics felt it necessary to comment on the physical attributes of a singer at this year's Glyndebourne Festival. They may wish they hadn't.