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Dialogues des Carmélites (Royal Opera House)
By Mark Valencia · 30 May 2014

Poulenc's opera of faith, grace and martyrdom in post-revolutionary France reaches Covent Garden in a minimal yet powerful staging by Robert Carsen

Michael Coveney: Women fight back in opera and Shakespeare while Timothy Spall triumphs at Cannes
By Michael Coveney · 29 May 2014

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has become the latest high-profile figure to air their views on the opera critics' comments about Tara Erraught's performance in Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne

Triptych (The Print Room)
By Mark Valencia · 21 May 2014

Opera Erratica presents a trio of experimental new operas patterned on Puccini's Il trittico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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