Don't fancy much at this year's Proms? Me neither. With operatic offerings restricted - as leaked - to Strauss's three most familiar works, and precious little of interest on the new music front, Roger Wright's last season in charge in not one to set pulses racing.
Fortunately there are alternative ways to pass a summer evening. If you can't spare the £££ for Glyndebourne, how about its Dalston cousin Grimeborn instead? Don't expect an 80 piece orchestra for the £15 entrance fee - instead explore a mix of brand new work and pared-down versions of familiar classics. Pelléas et Mélisande was last year's hit - what will the next one be?