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High hopes

One of the highlights of last year’s Glyndebourne Festival was the revival of Richard Jones’s Falstaff, spruced up and invigorated by Mark Elder’s conducting of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a beautifully balanced cast.

High hopes

One of the highlights of last year’s Glyndebourne Festival was the revival of Richard Jones’s Falstaff, spruced up and invigorated by Mark Elder’s conducting of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a beautifully balanced cast.

La traviata, Glyndebourne, review: Fresh and thrillingly unfamiliar

The temptation to make a loud statement in this, the first new production of Verdi’s La traviata at Glyndebourne in over 25 years, must have been enormous.

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival at Central St Martins

OPERAS galore are being performed in King’s Cross venues in Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, over three long weekends, starting next Thursday, July 24.

Prom 6: Der Rosenkavalier review scaled back but still a treat

In May, reviews of Glyndebourne's new production of Der Rosenkavalier triggered a media storm about sexism.

Royal Opera's Maria Stuarda: pathos and nobility from Joyce DiDonato, lazy nonsense from the directors

Plus: A Glyndebourne production that fails the fragile early Mozart opera, La finta giardiniera.

Royal Opera's Maria Stuarda: pathos and nobility from Joyce DiDonato, lazy nonsense from the directors

Plus: A Glyndebourne production that fails the fragile early Mozart opera, La finta giardiniera.

Norma @ Opera Holland Park, London

In Olivia Fuchs’ production of Norma for Opera Holland Park, the term “camp” takes on a new meaning.

Review: Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Albert Hall)

Glyndebourne's five-star triumph is repeated at the BBC Proms.

Prom 6: Der Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne

If last year’s Ring cycle triumphantly proved that world-class opera can be done at the Albert Hall, this Rosenkavalier suggests that the less epic end of the repertoire isn’t such a sure thing.