19 October 2016
The young composer pulled out all the stops with this exuberant interlude, as musical as it is unmusical.
5 October 2016
Our quick introduction to the South African theatre company’s story of an African migrant’s indomitable hope, told through music, theatre and dance.
3 October 2016
Over the years, Mozart's opera has been derided as vulgar and clumsy, but for director Jan Philipp Gloger, it offers unrivalled psychological insights.
30 September 2016
Our one-stop guide to Mozart’s exquisitely written aria, both an insight into and a commentary on the character Fiordiligi.
27 September 2016
Far from a random choice, why making Figaro a barber gives the hero of Mozart and Rossini's operas a controversial, revolutionary spin.
16 September 2016
Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.
8 September 2016
The great South African tenor’s many appearances with The Royal Opera included Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten.
20 July 2016
Move over, opera and ballet – pop is no stranger to the Covent Garden stage.
Listen: ‘The kind of music that arrives directly to your heart’ – Conductor Gianandrea Noseda on the power of Giuseppe Verdi
4 July 2016
The acclaimed Italian conductor explores what makes Verdi's music tick, and explains the challenges of performing it.
22 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Iain Bell’s opera inspired by David Jones’s epic poem about the horrors of World War I.