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Boulevard Solitude (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Henze's retelling of the Manon Lescaut story is a five-star triumph for Welsh National Opera

Manon Lescaut (WNO)
By Katherine Cooper · 9 Mar 2014 · Birmingham

Puccini's version of the time-honoured tale by Abbé Prévost receives an oblique new production from Welsh National Opera

Booking for Glyndebourne's 80th season is now open
By Keith McDonnell · 8 Mar 2014 · London

Booking is now open for Glyndebourne's 80th season, and it promises yet again to be another unforgettable year

Brief Encounter with... Prizewinning tenor Michael Fabiano
By Mark Valencia · 7 Mar 2014 · London

Although not yet 30, Glyndebourne's latest Alfredo has received one of opera's most prestigious awards

The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD)
By Mark Valencia · 5 Mar 2014 · London

A talented young company triumphs in Collodi's cautionary tale of the puppet who wanted to be a real boy

La Fille du régiment (Royal Opera)
By Simon Thomas · 4 Mar 2014 · West End

Donizetti's comic confection returns to Covent Garden with an unexpected guest star

La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)
By Mark Valencia · 2 Mar 2014 · London

Puccini's Mimì succumbs amid a wealth of talent and a sea of spectacle

Rodelinda (ENO)
By Mark Valencia · 1 Mar 2014 · West End

Fine musicianship, but an ill-judged production of Handel's opera makes for a disappointing night at Coliseum

Anna Netrebko withdraws from the Royal Opera's Faust - updated
By Mark Valencia · 28 Feb 2014 · West End

The revolving doors continue to spin as Covent Garden loses another major artist