29 May 2015
Is clapping after an aria, pas de deux or solo an appropriate display of appreciation, or does it shatter the illusion of theatre?
Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’
27 May 2015
The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.
24 May 2015
What did you think of the return of John Copley's production of Puccini's classic tragedy?
22 May 2015
The Royal Opera’s 1974 production, on its last outing this summer, took a revolutionary approach to realism onstage, spearheaded by Oman’s meticulously researched designs.
15 May 2015
Over 41 years, all the greats – including Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Luciano Pavarotti – have performed in John Copley’s classic production.
13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
John Copley's iconic production of La bohème to be given send off with special farewell event on 23 May 2015
18 March 2015
Celebration on first night of final run will look back at a production that has seen performances by many opera greats.
9 March 2015
Great savings for productions including Wayne McGregor's new full-length Royal Ballet work Woolf Works and the farewell run of John Copley's beloved production of Puccini's La bohème.
2 December 2014
Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.