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ENO makes musical theatre commitment, Mike Leigh directs Pirates of Penzance
By Mark Valencia · 29 Apr 2014

Fresh ideas and intriguing projects as English National Opera recalibrates itself with an enterprising new season

Opera at the BBC Proms 2014
By Simon Thomas · 25 Apr 2014

We'll have fewer operas at the Proms this year, but those there are promise to be especially memorable

La Traviata (Royal Opera House)
By Keith McDonnell · 20 Apr 2014

Diana Damrau is sensational as Violetta in the latest incarnationl of Richard Eyre's oft-revived production

Full List: Winners of the 2014 Olivier Awards
By Rosie Bannister · 13 Apr 2014

Leading the field was Chimerica with five Awards and The Book of Mormon with four, all of which were announced at the Royal Opera House this evening

Through His Teeth
By Keith McDonnell · 10 Apr 2014

Luke Bedford's new opera based on the Faust legend is a total knock-out

Faust (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 5 Apr 2014

Gounod's unashamedly lyrical version of Goethe's poem returns to Covent Garden with Calleja, Terfel and Keenlyside

Powder Her Face (ENO at Ambika P3)
By Mark Valencia · 3 Apr 2014

The first opera by Thomas Adès energetically revived in a found space on Marylebone Road

Michael Coveney: Old Russia in Prince Igor, new England in David Hare
By Michael Coveney · 3 Apr 2014

The Coliseum's visiting Russian production evokes some eerie memories for our chief critic

Prince Igor (Novaya Opera, Coliseum)
By Simon Thomas · 2 Apr 2014

Borodin's tuneful epic makes a rare appearance on these shores in a visiting production from Moscow's newest opera company

Michael Coveney: The passing of Kate O'Mara, comedy in Naples and opera in Casablanca
By Michael Coveney · 31 Mar 2014

Remembering stage and screen actress Kate O'Mara, who died yesterday