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Singers and players get the better of a banal production in the curtain-raiser to a new Ring cycle
Messiah makes an impact however it is sung. But what's so special about an oratorio written in a rush and using recycled material? Claudia Pritchard explains
The Christmas story is told in grand choruses and virtuosic solos, sung by the finest artists and with thrilling instrumental playing
Christmas music, with audience singing too, plus a family opera and masterpieces by Puccini and Verdi
Get the best seat in the house for Puccini's nail-biting opera, with an all-star cast, as Jonathan Kent's matchless production is screened live
The devil wears tartan in Shakespeare's murderous Macbeth bewitched by Verdi's music
A comic opera to raise the spirits, uplifting music for solo piano and songs from a superstar
The London-based tenor talks about his new television career, wedding plans and incest at the opera
Booking opens 16 Nov for two three-act ballets, a new family opera, plus Mozart, Handel and Puccini
A classic production of Verdi's tragic opera returns with a roster of outstanding sopranos
All aboard the good ship Coliseum for an evening of satire, physical theatre and instantly accessible music with director Cal McCrystal
A new work by Isobel Waller-Bridge, London's newest orchestra plays Mozart, comedy with Cal McCrystal, and masterpieces for the stage by Verdi, Wagner
The musical year begins this month, and in spectacular style. Three new principal conductors, fresh productions of favourite operas and other neglected works revived
Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Royal Opera House's first full season of ballet and opera since the start of the pandemic
The ultimate children's storybook on stage has all our favourite characters, brought together for a Christmas family show
An opera inspired by a classic novel joins the repertoire at London's own country house opera
Margaret Atwood's warning novel inspires an opera for our times
The musician in the vanguard of a new generation of women conductors describes the moment when music changed her life
Puccini, Handel, Poulenc, Mozart, Donizetti and a Cornish-set opera by a 20th-century pioneering British woman composer
ENO is back with a big new season. Booking opens Wed 2 June for all seven productions from October to April. Why not go once a month?
The versatile baritone on lockdown gardening, Brexit fears, and breaking through with 'My Way'
The soprano on her Brixton childhood, 'silent' music and renewed energy as live music resumes
The Royal Opera House reveals nine months of music, including five new productions, nine revivals, and discoveries in the Linbury Theatre
The Easter story told in song, JS Bach and Handel's Messiah, performed by top artists and streamed from London churches and concert halls
London's Victorian temple to the arts comes of age with a year of festive entertainment for all tastes – and looks forward to a full house
Wagner's spell-binding epic story of gods, mortals, love and power is told over five years, with casting and dates still to come
Leading Londoners on the arts scene share their favourite music with us, and there's something for every mood in these 12 pieces
Symphony concerts that open up new horizons, operas that take audiences to another realm .... trust music to transport us out of daily life and make a world of difference
Celebrate the musical giants who transformed British music-making with 10 of our favourite musical influencers
He should have spent the year on Broadway. But New York's loss is London's gain... The award-winning actor talks about changed plans, a musical journey and setting up home
World-class audiences perform to small audiences, opera goes live, and The Gruffalo gets a musical make-over
As the nights draw in, an evening at home with the world's finest singers and players is more appealing than ever. For our favourites, click on 'read more'