What makes this evening unique is the way it allows three brilliant designers each to create a world
This preposterous opera bouffe should have been ideal fare for a bleak January night
Despite good moments, the stop-start format takes the story away from the dancers
Comedian hopes fans of his TV work will see him in 'L'Etoile' and discover opera is not 'exclusive and super posh'
It’s an elaborate, expensive staging, but Carlos Acosta’s choreography is derivative
Since when do drama and comedy have to be unbiased about the Europe referendum?
It was only after trying to sing like the 'three Tenors' that I found my operatic voice
Have you been paying attention this year? Can you name 2013’s winners and losers, its sports heroes and political zeroes? Twelve months is a long time in news, but if you think you know who’s who, and what’s what, pit your wits against Whitaker’s Almanack quiz
MPs tell Tony Hall to pay back £24,500 he received when he quit for Royal Opera House in 2001
It's a family affair at the Proms. The Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, 33, will be conducted by her husband Andris Nelsons (both left) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She will perform Desdemona's “Willow Song” and “Ave Maria” from Act 3 of Verdi's 1887 opera Otello and Tatyana's letter scene from Tchaikovsky's 1879 opera Eugene Onegin.
The actor Simon Callow has promised to take audiences to a “dark, murky, unsettling place”, with a new one-man stage show that explores the composer Richard Wagner’s “toxic” and “disgusting” anti-Semitism.
A poem which famously inspired Nelson Mandela during his decades of incarceration has been set to music by a rising opera star.
Do you have to be a diva to take on Tosca?
Rhythm & Hues Studios, one of America's best known effects companies, has worked on 145 films from Babe to Django Unchained
And if you have, and you happen to be George Osborne, what might you do about it? The educational, personal and social benefits of sports in school are well proven
The Royal Opera House is staging Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable for the first time in a century. It's a welcome focus on a much maligned composer