2 November 2016
This gorgeous duet may be recycled from an earlier work, but if anything that only shows what great taste its composer had.
1 November 2016
Our quick introduction to Gerard Jones’s blood-spattered production of Handel’s Baroque opera.
16 October 2015
An effortless and moving statement of undying love, this aria from opera's earliest years by Luigi Rossi deserves to be far better known.
30 September 2015
The Peruvian tenor discusses the profound emotional power of Gluck’s opera and his past life as a pop star.
24 September 2015
A taster of John Fulljames and Hofesh Shechter's acclaimed new production starring Juan Diego Flórez.
4 September 2015
This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.
3 March 2015
Another chance to hear The Royal Opera and Roundhouse’s acclaimed production of the first great opera.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
22 December 2014
Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.
29 October 2014
The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.