Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne)

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

H K Gruber's whimsical opera about a romantic pig returns to the stage in a new production from the Mahogany Opera Company

Gawain (BBCSO)

Birtwistle's opera based on Arthurian legend receives an outing in honour of the composer's 80th birthday.

Così fan tutte (London Coliseum)

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

Tosca (Royal Opera House)
By Katherine Cooper

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

La Traviata (Royal Opera House)

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

Thebans (ENO)

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

Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House)

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

La bohème (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

Puccini's indelible tear-jerker returns to Leeds & Salford in a revival of Phyllida Lloyd's much-loved staging

La Traviata (Royal Opera House)

Diana Damrau is sensational as Violetta in the latest incarnationl of Richard Eyre's oft-revived production