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.
12 February 2015
Our quick guide to Mozart’s glorious fantasy opera.
29 January 2015
Wagner’s first great monologue for bass-baritone is a powerful evocation of yearning and despair.
27 January 2015
Our quick guide to Wagner's first great work, inspired by the tale of a legendary ghost ship.