11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
7 December 2015
Nominees include Nina Stemme, Nicole Car, Mariusz Kwiecień and Kasper Holten’s production of Król Roger.
11 October 2015
What did you think of Christof Loy's production of Strauss's playful fusion of tragic opera and romantic farce?
22 September 2015
Korean tenor to replace Wynne Evans in the role of Scaramuccio.
6 May 2015
Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
17 February 2015
Building a ship on stage might be a stage designer’s nightmare, but life on or by the sea has made ideal material for some of opera’s greatest stories.
6 December 2014
What did you think of Christof Loy's production of Wagner's influential opera?
3 December 2014
Richard Wagner's iconic masterpiece pervades Western culture.