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Ermonela Jaho takes Covent Garden by storm as Verdi's many-layered Violetta
Expect Puccini and Verdi at their best when the Spanish-born tenor reprises favourite arias on his international tour
A thrilling and terrifying card game has deadly consequences in Tchaikovsky's great opera
The lavish and spectacular return of Gounod's operatic take on classic story where a man sells his soul to the devil
The hottest ticket in opera: an all-star cast in the London debut of a tried and tested production of Britten's searing opera, directed by Deborah Warner
Jonas Kauffman returns to Covent Garden as a young woman's lover at war with her vengeful brother
The soprano on composer Barbara Strozzi, keeping fit on stage, and her fantasy opera roles
A crafty cigarette underpins an entire opera of its own, and a young woman's eyes are opened by love – and Tchaikovsky
A country boy's obsession with a city woman poisons the happiness on offer at home
Verdi's spectacular opera based on a real-life plot against the crown ends with the masked ball of its title
Meet Puccini's first great heroine, the convent girl who is seduced by a more lavish lifestyle, but at a terrible cost
Women conductors make waves, the classics are refreshed by our leading orchestras, and opera goes from strength to strength
London's greatest composer was born in Germany, and given British citizenship. This month of concerts, walks and talks celebrates the enduring impact of George Frideric Handel on the capital
The best playing, singing, conducting and composing of the passing year. It was a boom year for women, but Brexit started to bite...
The director and conductor of the Royal Opera House's spectacular new production opens the door to the gingerbread house
Gershwin, Verdi and an opera for all the family, all at the Theatre in the Woods
A welcome return for Jonathan Miller's impeccable production of Puccini's tender opera, stylishly set in 1930s Paris
From festive sing-alongs to Hollywood scores, there’s plenty you won’t want to miss at the Royal Albert Hall this winter
Mozart's comic and heroic opera sparkles with the enchantment it promises in a welcome spring revival
Money is no object when Hanna hits town, but affection for the dashing Danilo comes at a different price in Franz Lehár's scintillating comic opera
Laughter, suspense and great story-telling from Smetana, Mozart, Offenbach and Britten in four new productions
The world's finest singers and classiest opera productions, forged in London and beyond, come to the big screen
Enjoy skating moves and fantastical drama from the dancers, and the music of Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Janáček from the singers
Philip Glass's opera is set amid the ceremonies and sun worship of a great Egyptian ruler
A young woman is trapped in a hopeless marriage, but her husband's departure opens up new possibilities .... A star team stages a new production of Janáček's opera
Youthful casting helps make perfect sense of an opera where nothing is as it seems
Dvorak, Mozart, Rossini and more, plus a rarity directed by Fiona Shaw in a season that opens with a big Berlioz bang
A determined girl sets out against all odds – and the gods – in a new opera for all the family
Tickets are now on sale for the enticing inaugural season of dance and opera at the new Linbury Theatre.
The Royal Opera House opens the doors to its transformed Covent Garden home, and to mark the occasion re-joins Open House London Weekend (21-23 Sep)
The world-class tenor on music-induced injuries, the good life in London, and unwinding at 200mph
A merry widow, the women of Whitechapel and lovers happy and unhappy are at the heart of new productions