15 December 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?
25 November 2014
Our quick guide to Richard Wagner's hugely influential opera.
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.
24 October 2014
Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.
23 October 2014
Mozart movingly depicts four people driven to the limit in this exquisite Act III quartet – which the composer himself could never hear without weeping.
6 October 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's early tragedy.
18 September 2014
Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove. But do you agree with our choices?
9 September 2014
Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.
1 September 2014
From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.