15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.
15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
4 June 2015
The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
16 February 2014
Puccini's operas are some of the world's most loved. We look at what makes his music so appealing.
19 September 2013
A selection of audience tweets from the first live cinema broadcast of the 2013/14 Season.
18 September 2013
Another chance to catch films screened as part of our live cinema relay.
16 September 2013
Musical highlights, production photos and behind-the-scenes info ahead of the live screening.
10 September 2013
A selection of audience tweets about Andrei Serban's production of Puccini's opera.
9 September 2013
How Puccini’s oriental fantasy is re-created in one of The Royal Opera’s largest and impressive productions.