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Gillian Lynne: 'Phantom was Andrew Lloyd Webber's act of love'
Ahead of the 30th anniversary gala of The Phantom of the Opera, 90 year-old Dame Gillian Lynne talks about why she said yes to working on the show 30 years ago, why she won't be retiring any time soon and her other choreography musical masterpiece Cats
Review: Don Giovanni (London Coliseum)
English National Opera's shortened season opens with a new Don Giovanni from Richard Jones
Mary Bevan - beneath the calm surface
The British soprano opens this week in ENO's new production of Don Giovanni
Review: Così fan tutte (Royal Opera House)
A fussy new production, lethargically conducted, is saved by its fine young cast
Backstage at the Royal Opera House with Corinne Winters
The soprano opens in Così fan tutte this week
Review: Der Rosenkavalier (Leeds Grand Theatre and tour)
Opera North opens its new season with a strong revival of David McVicar's production
Review: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Royal Opera House)
Rossini's best-loved opera survives a patchy Covent Garden revival
Review: Norma (Royal Opera House)
Sonya Yoncheva triumphs as Bellini's heroine in a muddled new production
Oliver Mears takes over at the Royal Opera
The artistic director of NI Opera lands the biggest job in UK lyric theatre
Review: Owen Wingrave (Peacock Theatre)
Strong singing by an exciting cast redeems Britten's anti-war opera