26 April 2016
Our quick introduction to Enescu’s only opera and his masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus.
18 April 2016
Wagner and Verdi were rivals in many ways, but the Italianate flourishes of Wolfram’s Hymn to the Evening Star reveals a begrudging mutual influence.
15 April 2016
5 things you need to know about Wagner’s potent early opera.
11 April 2016
One of all opera's most dramatic scenes, this beautiful and complex ensemble is perhaps Donizetti's finest moment.
9 March 2016
Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.
25 February 2016
Our quick introduction to Musorgsky’s masterful epic opera on the perils of power.
11 February 2016
Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.
10 February 2016
Our quick introduction to Puccini’s trio of short operas, bringing together the dramatic, tragic and comedic best of this giant of Italian opera.
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.