21 July 2015
Our quick introduction to Richard Ayres’s enchanting opera, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic characters.
7 July 2015
Our quick introduction to a new mixed programme of modern dance starring world-class dancers Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson.
29 June 2015
It may clock in at just forty seconds in length, but Falstaff’s gem of a mini-aria is a perfect expression of joyous nostalgia.
25 June 2015
The composer managed to remain very much himself while adapting to French tastes.
24 June 2015
Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.
22 June 2015
Why it would be a mistake to cut the ballet sequences of Guillaume Tell.
18 June 2015
Rossini made historic developments in his final opera, which precursed the tropes of modern film directors and ushered in a whole new genre.
16 June 2015
Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.
5 June 2015
The great seducer's tongue-twisting Act I aria reveals his irrepressible energy and love of life.
1 June 2015
Controversial at its premiere, this dreamlike story of unfulfilled desire has seduced several great artists over the past century.