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Full list: Nominations announced for 2015 Olivier Awards
James McAvoy and Lesley Manville hosted the announcement of the nominees, led by Memphis the Musical and Carole King musical Beautiful
The Rake's Progress (Bury Court, Farnham) - 'endless delights'
A terrific staging of Stravinsky's opera by some outstanding young artists
Laurence Cummings: 'It's the music that drives me'
The conductor of ENO's The Indian Queen prepares for the London Handel Festival
Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall)
Fine musicianship compromised by a bathroom acoustic as a much-loved production returns
The Indian Queen (London Coliseum) - 'latent hippiedom'
American director Peter Sellars concocts his own Purcell opera for ENO
Rachel Nicholls: 'Brünnhilde was scary'
The singer, Eva in ENO's Mastersingers, discusses her career as a Wagnerian soprano
Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House) - 'shimmering'
David McVicar's ever-popular staging of The Magic Flute returns in fine fettle
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North) - 'scintillating production'
Musically and dramatically satisfying Mozart from a company on top form
La vida breve / Gianni Schicchi (Opera North)
Scenic pot luck but musical glories in a rich double bill
Elizabeth Zharoff, ENO's Violetta: 'Jeez, I'm glad she's dead'
The Californian singer, dancer and video game composer on her career past, present and future