13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
20 November 2014
Wagner is credited with changing the course of Western music in just four notes, but what turned a chord into a musical icon?
7 October 2014
Two characters rise to the dramatic and musical challenge of the powerful confrontation that concludes Act I of Verdi’s early tragedy.
14 October 2013
A closer look at a Verdi duet with a chilling revelation.
11 June 2013
The Countess's finale sees her choose between two prospective lovers and showcases Richard Strauss's love of the soprano voice.
13 April 2012
A severed head and a deranged princess - we take a look at what's going on musically.