Welcome to January on Planet Hugill, a month when we were named as as one of Feedspot Blog Reader's Top 25 Opera Blogs & Websites on the Web.
It was month which also included three remarkably different 20th and 21st century operas, Menotti's The Medium, Ligeti's Le grand Macabre and George Benjamin's Written on Skin.
Interviews & features
I will be back at the Conway Hall on Sunday 12 February giving the pre-concert talk before a programme which includes Schoenberg's String quartet No.2 and Pierrot Lunaire.
Our header image this month is Ligeti's Le grand Macabre with Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra and ensemble at the Barbican Hall, photo John Phillips/Getty Images.