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.
Watch: John Fulljames on Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - 'It's our world reflected on the stage'
5 January 2015
The director on the power of Weill and Brecht's potent satire of consumerism, and its continued relevance in the 21st century.
‘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.