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Articles categorised as "Opera"

Opera Essentials: Orphée et Eurydice

27 August 2015

Our quick introduction to Gluck’s revolutionary opera, inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus.

Watch: Georg Friedrich Haas on Morgen und Abend — 'Don't expect harmonies...'

3 August 2015

The Austrian composer speaks about his new opera, which follows the experience of a man moving from life to death.

Trade Secrets: How do you train a chicken?

24 July 2015

Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.

Opera Essentials: Peter Pan

21 July 2015

Our quick introduction to Richard Ayres’s enchanting opera, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic characters.

Watch: Experiencing opera for the first time — ‘How do they hold a note for so long!?’

20 July 2015

We followed brothers Ethan and Kian as they attended their first opera at one of our Welcome Performances, with preconception-shattering results.

Opera Essentials: Cities of Salt

15 July 2015

Our quick introduction to this opera about the impact of our hunt for oil on one small community in the Arabian Gulf.

Listen: Eva-Maria Westbroek on Cavalleria rusticana — 'I can go wild!'

14 July 2015

The Dutch soprano on her love of verismo and the charms of Mascagni's opera.

Young Artist Profile: Greg Eldridge - 'Preparation is the most important thing'

13 July 2015

The Australian stage director on making sure that a production goes smoothly, from managing the schedule to standing in for sopranos during love scenes.

Performance of Falstaff on 18 July 2015 to be dedicated to the memory of Jon Vickers

13 July 2015

The Canadian tenor was particularly acclaimed for his performances in Verdi, Wagner and as Peter Grimes, but was also celebrated across a wide repertory.

Canadian-born tenor Jon Vickers dies

11 July 2015

Renowned heldentenor was one of the 20th century’s greatest opera singers, and appeared at Covent Garden scores of times.

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