We’ve been looking back over what people said about early music last year, and this lovely piece by Alexandra Cochlan in The Spectator stands out.  Extolling the virtues of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Solomon’s Knot production of L’Ospedale, Caccini at Brighton Early Music Festival, WNO’s Orlando, and the extraordinary commitment by St John’s Smith Square to position itself at the forefront of all kinds of baroque repertoire, she asks

Has there ever been a better time to be a lover over baroque opera?

What baroque opera or concerts are you most looking forward to this year? What has surprised and delighted you recently?  Share your thoughts below or via @earlyopera and we’ll retweet our favourites.