7 October 2014
Two characters rise to the dramatic and musical challenge of the powerful confrontation that concludes Act I of Verdi’s early tragedy.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
15 August 2014
A short solo listing the drugs taken by Anna Nicole Smith's son distills the emotional essence of a tragic tale.
22 July 2014
Schonberg's Moses und Aron may seem daunting, but dip a toe in the water and you might be pleasantly surprised.
17 July 2014
The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.
16 July 2014
Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.
13 June 2014
Puccini's passionate aria rapturously describes love at first sight.
21 May 2014
From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.
10 April 2014
Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.
21 February 2014
A look at the balletic trope of breaking narrative for dance showpieces.