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Nabucco (Birmingham Hippodrome)
By Katherine Cooper

Verdi's first great operatic success in a contemporary staging by Welsh National Opera

Quartett (Royal Opera House)

The UK premiere of Luca Francesconi's 'post-apolcalyptic opera' is presented in a reconfigured Linbury Studio

Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera House)

Puccini's break-through opera returns to Covent Garden after a thirty-year absence

The Pearl Fishers (London Coliseum)

English National Opera revives Penny Woolcock's modern-day production of Bizet's exotic romance

Royal Opera's John Fulljames on Quartett: 'This is an immersive, visceral experience'

John Fulljames discusses The Royal Opera's forthcoming staging of Quartett

Götterdämmerung (Leeds Town Hall)

Opera North concludes its traversal of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen with a triumphant account of the final opera

Owen Wingrave (Maltings, Snape)

Britten's opera of conscientious objection is the headline offering at this year's Aldeburgh Festival

Daniel Day-Lewis, Damian Lewis and John Barrowman in Queen's Birthday Honours

Other theatre names recognised today include Young Vic artistic director David Lan and Fringe chief executive Kath Mainland

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Holland Park)

Rossini's most popular opera is a perfect summer evening's entertainment amid the flora and fauna of Kensington & Chelsea

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?