27 September 2016
Our quick guide to Shostakovich’s surreal and brilliant first opera, in a new production by acclaimed Australian director Barrie Kosky.
15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
6 September 2016
Our quick introduction to Mozart and Da Ponte’s glorious opera on the nature of love.
5 September 2016
Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.
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.