9 December 2014
Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.
20 November 2014
Wagner is credited with changing the course of Western music in just four notes, but what turned a chord into a musical icon?
13 November 2014
Søren Nils Eichberg’s opera Glare explores a recurrent issue in science fiction - what do you do if you can't tell who is real?
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.