The Marriage of Figaro (London Coliseum)

Fiona Shaw's hilarious yet deeply considered account of Mozart's masterpiece returns to English National Opera

Steven Naylor, Glyndebourne's casting guru, spills the beans

One of the most successful talent-spotters in the business shares his secrets

I due Foscari (Royal Opera House)

Plácido Domingo headlines a rare opportunity to see Verdi's early opera of political and paternal torment

The Trial (Royal Opera House)

Music Theatre Wales has commissioned Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton for its latest operatic project

Alcina (Barbican)

Three great mezzos lead an all-star cast in Handel's late masterpiece

La traviata (Glyndebourne Tour)
By Katherine Cooper

Tom Cairns's new production hot-foots it from the Festival to the Glyndebourne Tour

La finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne Tour)

An early opera by the teenage Mozart is given an outstanding revival for the Autumn tour

The Coronation of Poppea (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

Monteverdi's amoral study of an immoral couple is given a knockout production by Opera North

Welsh National Opera announces its 70th birthday plans - two years early

WNO declares its hand, the first major company to unveil its 2015-16 season

The Girl of the Golden West (London Coliseum)

Puccini's gold rush western returns to ENO after a 50-year absence