17 June 2016
In one of the opera's most heart-wrenching moments, Massenet gives us a crucial insight into his heroine’s tortured soul, as she reflects on a love that can never be.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
7 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.
2 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.
18 May 2016
Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.
26 April 2016
Our quick introduction to Enescu’s only opera and his masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus.
18 April 2016
Wagner and Verdi were rivals in many ways, but the Italianate flourishes of Wolfram’s Hymn to the Evening Star reveals a begrudging mutual influence.
15 April 2016
5 things you need to know about Wagner’s potent early opera.
11 April 2016
One of all opera's most dramatic scenes, this beautiful and complex ensemble is perhaps Donizetti's finest moment.
9 March 2016
Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.