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Xerxes review Hytners staging remains fresh and fluid

Alice Coote brings tremendous vocal swagger to this ENO revival of Handel's comic opera.

Thebans review Julian Anderson's dazzling new opera for ENO

Julian Anderson and librettist Frank McGuinness have brilliantly compressed Sophocles's trilogy into a compelling and dramatic narrative that feels fresh and thrilling.

Thebans review Julian Anderson's dazzling new English National Opera adaptation

Julian Anderson and librettist Frank McGuinness have brilliantly compressed Sophocles's trilogy into a compelling and dramatic narrative that feels fresh and thrilling.

Huw Watkins Day - review

Some indication of Huw Watkins' standing as a composer and pianist, besides the Wigmore Hall devoting last weekend to exploring his work, is the roster of names recruited to do so: singers Mark Padmore and Carolyn Sampson, violinists Alina Ibragimova and

BBCSO/Litton - review

Barbican Hall, London It's always a treat to watch Andrew Litton conduct. One of the few who appears to have learned his craft in a boxing ring, his apparent ability to physically grab sound from his players, or otherwise punch it out of them, creates