26 January 2015
British actor will introduce a live global audience to Giordano’s passionate opera.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier to be screened live in cinemas across the world on 29 January 2015
22 January 2015
David McVicar’s new production stars Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek.
21 January 2015
What did you think of David McVicar's production of Giordano's verisimo opera?
19 January 2015
Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.
15 January 2015
Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
7 January 2015
Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.
5 January 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?