21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
11 May 2015
When the huge stage you're working on can accommodate 33 red London buses, how do directors illuminate the nuanced inner struggles of a character?
1 May 2015
The sensuous siren call of King Roger’s wife is one of the opera’s most intoxicating moments.
29 April 2015
Our quick guide to this world premiere from composer Matt Rogers and librettist Sally O'Reilly, a co-commission between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.
24 April 2015
The Austrian composer of ATTHIS and Morgen und Abend introduces his music.
21 April 2015
Ashton’s 1960 production is now the most well known, but there have been hundreds of versions of the ballet since its premiere in 1789.
17 April 2015
Our quick guide to Christoph Marthaler's inspired reimagining of the Liederabend.
16 April 2015
Our quick guide to this mixed programme featuring a song cycle based on the poetry of Sappho, from major contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas.
13 April 2015
The radical Swiss director is little known in the UK, but in mainland Europe he's recognized as one of the most distinctive and influential artists in his field.
10 April 2015
Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.