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Brief Encounter with... Prizewinning tenor Michael Fabiano
By Mark Valencia · 7 Mar 2014

Although not yet 30, Glyndebourne's latest Alfredo has received one of opera's most prestigious awards

The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD)
By Mark Valencia · 5 Mar 2014

A talented young company triumphs in Collodi's cautionary tale of the puppet who wanted to be a real boy

La Fille du régiment (Royal Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 4 Mar 2014

Donizetti's comic confection returns to Covent Garden with an unexpected guest star

Michael Coveney: Ayckbourn's friend Resnais dies, Callow's Shakespeare returns, ENO's Rodelinda rules
By Michael Coveney · 3 Mar 2014

Alain Resnais enjoyed a lasting friendship with playwright Alan Ayckbourn

La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)
By Mark Valencia · 2 Mar 2014

Puccini's Mimì succumbs amid a wealth of talent and a sea of spectacle

Rodelinda (ENO)
By Mark Valencia · 1 Mar 2014

Fine musicianship, but an ill-judged production of Handel's opera makes for a disappointing night at Coliseum

Anna Netrebko withdraws from the Royal Opera's Faust - updated
By Mark Valencia · 28 Feb 2014

The revolving doors continue to spin as Covent Garden loses another major artist

The Royal Opera fields super-subs for Scarpia
By Mark Valencia · 27 Feb 2014

The second cast of this year's Tosca gains a couple of starry villains

Michael Coveney: Musical metaphors as Rigoletto reigns and Snoo stirs
By Michael Coveney · 25 Feb 2014

Stephen Ward shutters as the ENO reinvigorates Rigoletto

Paul Bunyan (ETO)
By Mark Valencia · 20 Feb 2014

Another rarity from English Touring Opera as Benjamin Britten's first stage work heads out on tour