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Size isn't everything: opera critics under attack from singers
By Mark Valencia · 20 May 2014 · London

Several newspaper critics felt it necessary to comment on the physical attributes of a singer at this year's Glyndebourne Festival. They may wish they hadn't.

Eugene Onegin (Glyndebourne)
By Simon Thomas · 19 May 2014 · Brighton, London

Graham Vick returns to Glyndebourne for a revival of his 1994 production of Tchaikovsky's romantic opera

Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne)
By Mark Valencia · 19 May 2014 · Brighton, London

Glyndebourne celebrates Richard Strauss's 150th birthday in style with a triumphant new production of his most popular opera

Gloria - A Pigtale (Hull Truck - tour)
By Ron Simpson · 19 May 2014 · Hull

H K Gruber's whimsical opera about a romantic pig returns to the stage in a new production from the Mahogany Opera Company

Sophie Koch, The Royal Opera's Mère Marie: 'To me, it is a highly spiritual experience'
By Keith McDonnell · 18 May 2014 · London

The celebrated French mezzo sings Mère Marie in The Royal Opera's staging of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites

Gawain (BBCSO)
By Simon Thomas · 18 May 2014 · London

Birtwistle's opera based on Arthurian legend receives an outing in honour of the composer's 80th birthday.

Così fan tutte (London Coliseum)
By Mark Valencia · 17 May 2014 · West End

All the fun of the fair at English National Opera as Mozart's amorous merry-go-round returns in a sparkling new production

Glyndebourne - then and now
By Mark Valencia · 16 May 2014 · London

As the new Glyndebourne season begins, we place this year's 80th anniversary programme in its historical context

How does Frederic Wake-Walker manage it?
By Mark Valencia · 15 May 2014 · London

Working with two separate companies, the youthful director has a pair of very different operas on the stocks.

Tosca (Royal Opera House)
By Katherine Cooper · 12 May 2014 · West End

Director Jonathan Kent's vivid staging of Puccini's verismo classic returns to Covent Garden yet again