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10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017 at 4.12pm

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    The Royal Ballet announces new additions to the Company for the forthcoming 2017/18 Season.

    New dancers to join The Royal Ballet for 2017/18 Season

    28 April 2017

    The Royal Ballet announces new additions to the Company for the forthcoming 2017/18 Season.

    The award-winning choreographer talks about the influence of William Forsythe and the universal language of dance.

    Crystal Pite on rigour, recklessness and making dance speak

    27 April 2017

    The award-winning choreographer talks about the influence of William Forsythe and the universal language of dance.

  2. Opera and Music

    The German tenor, who sang in <em>Fidelio</em>, <em>Der fliegende Holländer</em> and <em>Wozzeck</em> for The Royal Opera, has died suddenly.

    Remembering Endrik Wottrich (1964–2017)

    27 April 2017

    The German tenor, who sang in Fidelio, Der fliegende Holländer and Wozzeck for The Royal Opera, has died suddenly.

    The surreal film by Luis Buñuel that inspired Adès' third opera offers some intriguing clues.

    What does it all mean? Searching for answers to Thomas Adès's brain-scrambling The Exterminating Angel

    27 April 2017

    The surreal film by Luis Buñuel that inspired Adès' third opera offers some intriguing clues.

  3. Learning

    We challenged students to design sets, costumes and marketing strategies inspired by Puccini's opera as part of our Design Challenge.

    How could Madama Butterfly look in the future? Design Challenge winners 2017 announced

    27 February 2017

    We challenged students to design sets, costumes and marketing strategies inspired by Puccini's opera as part of our Design Challenge.

  4. Off stage

    Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2017/18

    5 April 2017

    Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.