The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House)
Kurt Weill's operatic collaboration with Bertolt Brecht makes it to Covent Garden at last
The Siege of Calais (English Touring Opera - Tour)
Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais in an early but timely revival by ETO
The Rake's Progress (Bury Court, Farnham) - 'endless delights'
A terrific staging of Stravinsky's opera by some outstanding young artists
The Indian Queen (London Coliseum) - 'latent hippiedom'
American director Peter Sellars concocts his own Purcell opera for ENO
Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House) - 'shimmering'
David McVicar's ever-popular staging of The Magic Flute returns in fine fettle
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North) - 'scintillating production'
Musically and dramatically satisfying Mozart from a company on top form