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The scheming wife becomes a central character in her own right in Shostakovich's opera about frustration and infidelity
Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and more ... Top singers head for London for a rollcall of outstanding productions
Masterpieces by Wagner, Mozart, Puccini and Verdi bring to a close a spectacular year at Covent Garden
In an idyllic setting a short ride out of London, Garsington Opera presents Verdi, Mozart, Richard Strauss – and an opera on ice!
World premiere of a tale of love, jealousy and murder – with real skating!
The rumbustious Falstaff of Shakespeare's history plays becomes a comic – and tragic – character in his own right in Verdi's opera
A poet and composer compete for supremacy, until they collaborate and produce an opera
Opera's elder statesman, the baritone Willard White, on Mozart, Janáček, and 40 years at Covent Garden
Glamour and artistry meet at Glyndebourne, so stand by to get booking...
Mozart, Puccini and Rossini find an ideal home in Hackney Empire, with English Touring Opera
A jilted woman's secluded life is overturned by the arrival of her former lover's son
From Ed Sheeran to Hamilton, and from Monteverdi to Mozart and Tchaikovsky, singer and composer Roderick Williams draws no boundaries in music
Five Opera Heroines: where to hear the world's best sopranos sing their hearts out
Like an Impressionist painting in music, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande tells the story of a forbidden love
A madcap production of Handel's Saul with top-of-the-range singing returns to Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Everything you need to know about booking the Royal Opera House spring 2018 season: from operas to ballets
Return of the award-winning musical interpretation by Philip Venables of Sarah Kane's moving and darkly comic last play
A king must choose between his family and his country in George Benjamin's new opera
Prepare to be spooked, like the governess of two unsettling children in Benjamin Britten's spine-chilling opera The Turn of the Screw
A Bollywood version of Handel's opera is an all-singing, all-dancing treat. Giulio Cesare makes Glyndebourne Festival Opera the home of hot rhythm
Love defeats age in Richard Strauss's most romantic opera, but then reality kicks in. Der Rosenkavalier returns to Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Angela Gheorghiu, queen of the great 19th-century Italian repertoire with its passionate arias and often heartbreaking tales, talks to Claudia Pritchard
Puccini, Mozart and Verdi are in the front row of the year's outstanding opera productions
An overbearing mother, a birdcatcher in search of a mate and a pair of young lovers sing their way through trials and tribulations
For the first time in its history, Glyndebourne Festival Opera stages Puccini's beautiful and agonising opera Madama Butterfly
It sounds so glamorous: a masked ball with the cream of society. But not all the lives behind the disguises are safe and anonymity may prove fatal
Shakespeare's tragedy of lovers from enemy families unfolds in song in Gounod's beautiful opera, staged in the countryside
Head to Surrey for farming, feuding and a good old-fashioned ho-down
An opera within an opera which both celebrates and makes fun of the most eccentric and exuberant art form
When a young woman refuses to accept the hand of any of her competing suitors, she is humiliated in public, but then falls disastrously in love
Mozart's comedy of romantic complications is given a sparkly new production at Opera Holland Park
Rising soprano Lauren Fagan sings Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at Opera Holland Park, as part of London's own country house opera season