‘Urban without being slangy, modern without being modish’ - The challenges of translating Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
10 December 2014
Writer and lyricist Jeremy Sams on the pressures of translating an opera.
2 December 2014
Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.
17 October 2014
With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.
1 September 2014
From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.
21 August 2014
Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.
Life is a Cabaret: Exploring the far-reaching influences of musical entertainment's seedy underbelly
16 July 2014
The art form has often intertwined with opera.
30 June 2014
Leigh Melrose and Kristin Chávez's fiendishly complex vocal performance is accompanied by the London Sinfonietta.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.
19 June 2014
What did you think of John Fulljames's production of Luca Francesconi's post-apocalyptic opera?
Antonio Pappano on Quartett: ‘Written on Skin is a good reference for the beauty and harrowing intensity of Luca’s music’
17 June 2014
Royal Opera House Music Director on why Luca Francesconi’s opera is not to be missed.