5 December 2014
The directors on setting Rossini's opera in the 1960s and their delight at working with baritone Alessandro Corbelli.
18 November 2014
Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.
2 October 2014
The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
18 September 2014
Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.
10 September 2014
Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?
5 September 2014
Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.
21 August 2014
Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.
9 July 2014
Beauty, politics and violence in Donizetti’s historical opera.
21 May 2014
From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.