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Articles categorised as "Opera"

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.

Watch: Felipe Sanguinetti's short film 'Impressions of Falstaff'

10 July 2015

The filmmaker observed Robert Carsen's production from the side of stage during its New York performances, following his memorable film documenting Dialogues des Carmélites.

Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs


10 July 2015

Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.

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