Debate: Are intervals a frustrating distraction from the drama or a valuable break to gather thoughts?
24 February 2015
Which works do you think could do with an interval tweak?
23 February 2015
We celebrate the wide variety of musical styles Mozart uses in this wonderful opera.
19 February 2015
The exact authors of Swan Lake are unknown – but the ballet shows the influence of a variety of different fairytales.
10 February 2015
Behind the delicate pas de deux, Swan Lake is a battleground for ballet history buffs – which choreographer should get the credit for this classical masterpiece?
22 January 2015
Our quick guide to the South African choreographer, creator of Onegin.
21 January 2015
The rising star in British dance has a strong YouTube presence – we pick out the best.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
22 December 2014
Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.
18 December 2014
Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.
3 December 2014
Richard Wagner's iconic masterpiece pervades Western culture.