The Way Back Home (Young Vic)

Katie Mitchell directs a new opera for very young children, co-produced with English National Opera

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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

The Gospel According to the Other Mary (London Coliseum)

Like El Niño before it, John Adams's new opera is really a staged concert piece - but it's a fine one

Natalya Romaniw in her mother tongue
By Katherine Cooper

We turn the screw on Glyndebourne's Governess as the autumn tour draws to a close

Albert Herring (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Britten's chamber piece well served by Hampstead Garden Opera

Hanna Hipp, Mozart mezzo
By Katherine Cooper

Rising singer currently on tour in Glyndebourne's scintillating La finta giardiniera

L'elisir d'amore (Royal Opera House)

Grigolo and Terfel headline a classy revival of this Covent Garden favourite