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Articles by Warwick Thompson

Verdi's greatest challenge? The pressures and delights of tackling Otello

3 March 2017

As he prepares to stage a new production of Verdi's late and great opera, director Keith Warner delves into the piece's dark and difficult themes.

Così fan tutte: what can the online dating generation can learn from Mozart's 'School for Lovers'?

16 September 2016

Today's modern dating world has more in common with the world of Così than we may give it credit for.

Joyce DiDonato on Werther: 'A role I always knew I had to sing'

2 March 2016

The mezzo-soprano discusses singing the role of Charlotte in Massenet's tragic opera.

Mad for it: Director Katie Mitchell on her new Royal Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor

7 October 2015

The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.