19 January 2016
Our quick introduction to Chabrier’s delightfully silly opera.
8 January 2016
Violetta may hide her true feelings with a life of parties and excess, but Verdi's first aria for her reveals her desperate longing for love.
31 December 2015
Our quick introduction to Puccini’s (not so) ‘shabby little shocker’, which features some of the composer’s most evocative music.
14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
20 November 2015
Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
29 October 2015
Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.
26 October 2015
Our quick introduction to this world premiere by acclaimed Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas.
30 September 2015
Don José’s only aria is a brilliant portrayal of masochistic devotion.
14 September 2015
Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.