13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
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.