24 April 2015
Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.
22 April 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.
8 April 2015
Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.
17 March 2015
Puccini describes Cio-Cio-San’s vigil, as she desperately awaits the return of Pinkerton, with a chorus of ethereal beauty.
16 March 2015
With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.
10 March 2015
Our quick guide to Szymanowski’s sumptuous opera on self-control and desire.
9 March 2015
Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
2 March 2015
Our quick guide to Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's impassioned satire on consumerism.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.