Peter Hoare

Review: Lessons in Love and Violence (Royal Opera House)
George Benjamin and Martin Crimp follow Written on Skin with another historical opera
Review: From the House of the Dead (Royal Opera House)
The last opera by Janáček and a first for the Royal Opera
Mark Valencia's top ten operas of 2017
The WhatsOnStage opera critic chooses his top ten operas of the past 12 months
Review: Kát'a Kabanova (Opera Holland Park)
Moody, magnificent and terrible, OHP's 2009 production of Janáček's opera returns.
Review: Jenůfa (West Horsley Place)
Grange Park Opera revives WNO's long-lived Katie Mitchell production
Jenůfa (London Coliseum)
ENO revives one of its greatest successes to close a troubled season in triumph
Lucia di Lammermoor (Royal Opera House)
Katie Mitchell's conceptually interesting production is a mitigated success
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (London Coliseum)
English National Opera launches its season with Shostakovich's operatic shocker
Falstaff (Royal Opera House)
Covent Garden revives its jolly '50s production of Verdi's farewell to opera
The Queen of Spades (London Coliseum)
Edward Gardner ends his tenure at ENO with Tchaikovsky's tuneful chiller