9 January 2014
A quick guide to Massenet's classic opera.
7 January 2014
We look at a handful of the gorgeous arias composed for this charming, capricious heroine.
20 December 2013
The Albanian soprano tells BBC Radio 3 about the appeal of Manon, and the tragedy that inspired her enthralling performance in Suor Angelica.
17 December 2013
A look at the 19th-century fascination with the fallen woman.
6 December 2013
What is it about the ‘bad girls’ of opera that we find so appealing?
3 October 2013
Much-loved soprano to play - and sing - the role of Nellie Melba, a pioneering Victorian opera singer.
23 September 2013
The acclaimed director on extending his involvement to design, his creative process and working with starry casts.
8 July 2013
A look at a grand tradition of tragedy and tribulation, where the parents are more likely to be delinquent than their progeny.
24 June 2013
Laurent Pelly's production stars Olivier Award winner Bryan Hymel.
29 April 2013
The National Theatre’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time takes seven awards.