22 May 2017
There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
22 May 2017
The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
18 April 2017
Our quick introduction to the UK premiere of the latest work from one of today’s leading composers.
23 March 2017
Our quick guide to Puccini's heartbreaking opera.
15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.
14 March 2017
Richard Wagner’s magnificent quintet – arguably his greatest ensemble – radiantly celebrates love and art.
24 February 2017
Our quick introduction to Richard Wagner’s glorious, profound comedy The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, on the role of the artist.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
24 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.