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Exciting new productions and some old stalwarts make up a varied Autumn of opera and dance at the Royal Opera House. Here are the highlights in chronological order
An opera within an opera which both celebrates and makes fun of the most eccentric and exuberant art form
Opera for all the family, based on the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, with a pop-up picturebook set
Barrie Kosky is one of the most exciting directors working in opera, and Carmen one of the best works in the repertoire. Theirs is a marriage made in heaven...
Welcome return to Covent Garden of a moving Verdi grand opera staged in the grandest style
The most popular of Wagner's four Ring cycle operas is staged at Covent Garden, and screened across the capital
Thrilling world premiere after 180 years of a tragic opera by Donizetti
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
Symphonies at the heart of classical music and inventive new sounds herald the first whole week of Proms
Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Cilea ... and the comical story of a secret vice
The international opera star talks about singing in secret, her breakthrough as an understudy, and a world premiere, 180 years on
Three highlights from the Glyndebourne Festival arrive on the big screen
A leading composer of her generation, Tansy Davies ranks a healthy lifestyle with harmonic skills in her working life
Oh what a beautiful opera house... Oklahoma! opens the season, plus a Verdi spectacle and Gounod's response to Shakespeare
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
Summer music starts with Opera Holland Park's four striking productions, beginning with Verdi's great La Traviata
The soprano made opera-lovers sit up at Opera Holland Park last year, and she's back for a top Verdi role
Maverick director Richard Jones salutes tradition in a spirited and moving reading of Puccini's heart-breaker
A merry widow, the women of Whitechapel and lovers happy and unhappy are at the heart of new productions
The women whose lives are threatened or taken are at the forefront of an opera based on crimes in the East End
When a woman acquires the means to mend a broken romance, comedy as well as love ensues
A monumental lament for the losses in war is given an operatic staging
Richard Strauss's turbulent opera opens ENO's woman-focused season 2018/19
Jazz, ragtime, blues and spirituals infuse this grand opera which features ever-popular melodies, including 'Summertime...'
Tough it out with the Sharks and the Jets in Bernstein's West Side Story or marvel at the bravery of a heroine in Handel's Theodora
A new opera based on the Jack the Ripper story puts the women in the foreground in a season that questions male power
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!
The rumbustious Falstaff of Shakespeare's history plays becomes a comic – and tragic – character in his own right in Verdi's opera
Verdi, Mozart, Richard Strauss and Mascagni top the bill at Opera Holland Park 2018
Opera's elder statesman, the baritone Willard White, on Mozart, Janáček, and 40 years at Covent Garden