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

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

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

Rehearsal Pics: Glyndebourne's Eugene Onegin
By Rosie Bannister · 9 May 2014

We take a look into the rehearsal room of the show, part of this year's Festival at Glyndebourne

La Traviata (Royal Opera House)
By Keith McDonnell · 9 May 2014

Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello take over the principal roles in Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragedy - to thrilling effect

Opera North announces 2014-15 season
By Ron Simpson · 8 May 2014

New season promises a broad range of old & new work including a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and a revival of Smetana's The Bartered Bride.

Tara Erraught, Glyndebourne's Octavian: 'This is a mezzo's dream come true'
By Keith McDonnell · 7 May 2014

The young Irish mezzo makes her UK stage debut in Richard Jones' new staging of Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier' this month.

Sir George Christie, former Chairman of Glyndebourne, dies at 80
By Mark Valencia · 7 May 2014

The festival's president and son of its founder, Sir John Christie, dies on the eve of the 80th anniversary season

Thebans (ENO)
By Simon Thomas · 4 May 2014

Julian Anderson's first full-scale opera, an English National Opera commission, impresses at the London Coliseum

Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House)
By Keith McDonnell · 4 May 2014

A superb cast brings Mozart's comedy to life in an effervescent performance at Covent Garden

Andrei Bondarenko, Glyndebourne's Eugene Onegin: 'I don't expect to be an overnight celebrity'
By Mark Valencia · 1 May 2014

The fast-rising baritone will lend youthful appeal to Pushkin's man-about-town as Tchaikovsky's most popular opera hits the Downs