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.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
7 January 2015
Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.
5 January 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.
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.