Winslow Hall shows you don’t need fancy sets to make opera enjoyable

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Winslow Hall is a large and handsome country house in Buckinghamshire, built in 1700 by Sir Christopher Wren, which Tony…

I can’t see the point of Glyndebourne’s La traviata

26 July 2014 9:00 am

One of the highlights of last year’s Glyndebourne Festival was the revival of Richard Jones’s Falstaff, spruced up and invigorated…

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

12 July 2014 9:00 am

London is lucky to have heard Joyce DiDonato at the height of her powers in two consecutive seasons. The American…

Sorry, Tara Erraught, but the age of the fat lady singing is over

31 May 2014 9:00 am

London’s opera critics have been roundly condemned for suggesting that a female singer’s personal appearance could make her unsuitable for…

Octavian (Tara Erraught), Baron Ochs (Lars Woldt) and the Marschallin (Kate Royal)

A Rosenkavalier without a heart ain’t much of a Rosenkavalier

24 May 2014 9:00 am

In all its minute details, Der Rosenkavalier is rooted in a painstakingly stylised version of Rococo Vienna that, paradoxically, is…

Why Glyndebourne’s George Christie always cut his own hair

17 May 2014 9:00 am

One curious fact about Sir George Christie, who died last week, aged 79, was that he always cut his own…

Robin Ticciati interview: ‘Glyndebourne is a festival where the established and the fresh exist together’

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Michael Henderson talks to Glyndebourne’s fresh-faced new music director, Robin Ticciati

Overrated Strauss vs underrated Gluck

11 January 2014 9:00 am

This is the first of my more-or-less monthly columns, the idea of which is to report on operatic events other…

Michael Tanner’s Glyndebourne experience is ruined by the traffic

3 August 2013 9:00 am

What could be more delightful than going to Gyndebourne with someone who has never been before, arriving in time for…

When Glyndebourne is the most perfect place on earth

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Glyndebourne. There is no single quintessential example of English scenery, but this is one of the finest. The landscape is …