Opera’s ultimate problem-child heroine returns to the Royal Opera House in a production somewhat lacking in warmth.
Neither Verdi’s <em>Les Vêpres Siciliennes</em> nor Britten’s <em>The Rape of Lucretia</em> are straightforward.
This autumn, there's a generous helping of dark, psychological drama available in London's opera houses.
The facts are all in opera’s favour but that doesn’t solve its persistent image problem, writes Alexandra Coghlan.
Alexandra Coghlan reviews new productions of La donna del lago and Ariadne auf Naxos.
Review: The English Touring Opera's production of Davies's chamber opera.
ENO's new production fails to enthrall.
Ambitious storytelling is vital to our culture, writes James Naughtie