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

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

Through His Teeth
By Keith McDonnell · 10 Apr 2014 · London

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 · West End

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 · London

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 · London

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 · West End

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 · London, Off-West End

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

L'Ormindo (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
By Simon Thomas · 27 Mar 2014 · London

The Royal Opera brings Cavalli's comic-erotic 17th-century entertainment to London's newest performance space

BBC promises 'strongest commitment to the arts in a generation'
By Theo Bosanquet · 25 Mar 2014 · London

Nicholas Hytner and Vicky Featherstone have been appointed to advisory roles at the organisation