A quick belated catch-up on English National Opera. If you've read my (and everyone else's) review of The Turn of the Screw, you'll know that they have had a triumphant return to form, doing what this company can do so well. It's great to see them out of the doldrums and long may it last. In the New Year, they have a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, so let's keep our fingers crossed for that one. David McVicar's Rosenkavalier is sure to be a big hit and the studio productions at the Young Vic should be nothing less than interesting.
We're going to be doing a round-up of 2007 shortly on the Opera/Classical pages - each of our regular writers giving their choices of the year. I predict that Kismet won't be at the top of anyone's list. Keep a look-out for that.