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As the Royal Opera House prepares to let the public into its redeveloped spaces, chief executive Alex Beard tells George Hall why he is...

Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a full staging of Shakespeare’s Henry V, plus a carnival of fringe events – the Florentine festival with opera at its...

Following their first opera The Last Hotel, a chilling tale in which a couple helps a woman to commit suicide, composer Donnacha Dennehy and...

Once you accept that it’s all nonsense, that your senses will be assaulted by a riot of colour and noise, by a roomful of...

Next spring, the British opera director Stephen Langridge will take up the position of artistic director of Glyndebourne – not only one of the...

In 1890, impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte, composer Arthur Sullivan and librettist WS Gilbert fell out over the costs of a carpet. It ended in...

This Don Giovanni, presented in a neo-classical stone amphitheatre, inaugurates the Waterperry Opera Festival in rural Oxfordshire. It shares the programme with a ‘drawing...

Two works from the early years of the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership are presented together and in contrasting manner. Festival founder Ian Smith stages legal...

It's evidence of the ongoing popularity of Gilbert and Sullivan that this year alone the UK has seen three professional productions of their 1882...
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