4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
Debate: Are intervals a frustrating distraction from the drama or a valuable break to gather thoughts?
24 February 2015
Which works do you think could do with an interval tweak?
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?
19 November 2014
Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.
22 July 2014
Schonberg's Moses und Aron may seem daunting, but dip a toe in the water and you might be pleasantly surprised.
8 July 2014
Our new interactive experience allows you to see parts of the ‘Opera Machine’ usually hidden from audiences.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.
24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.
Fire on all sides! Descend on a cloud! Singing fish-children!: Opera’s most challenging stage directions
12 February 2014
Opera has long pushed the boundaries of what's possible on stage.
1 November 2013
What did you think of Keith Warner's production of Alban Berg's dark and tragic opera?