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The Coronation of Poppea (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson
Monteverdi's amoral study of an immoral couple is given a knockout production by Opera North
Welsh National Opera announces its 70th birthday plans - two years early
WNO declares its hand, the first major company to unveil its 2015-16 season
The Girl of the Golden West (London Coliseum)
Puccini's gold rush western returns to ENO after a 50-year absence
Madam Butterfly returns to the Royal Albert Hall next year
Puccini's tragic love story is to be revived for just 20 performances from 26 February 2015
The Marriage of Figaro (King's Head Theatre)
For the final production at its Islington base, OperaUpClose tackles Mozart's supreme masterpiece
La traviata (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson
A brand-new production of Verdi's most popular opera is unveiled at Leeds Grand Theatre
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Royal Opera House)
By Katherine Cooper
Caurier & Leiser's primary-coloured staging of Rossini's The Barber of Sevllle returns to the Royal Opera's repertoire
Opera discounts: do they deliver?
When Anna Nicole opened, an audience of 16-25s paid next to nothing to get in. But will they be back?
Sir Mark Elder - knight on a mission
The conductor of Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Royal Opera waxes lyrical about his career, past and future
Opera Holland Park unveils its 2015 season
At last we know what will be playing in London's canopied opera house next summer. It's been worth the wait.