14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
2 September 2015
Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.
24 July 2015
Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.
13 July 2015
The Canadian tenor was particularly acclaimed for his performances in Verdi, Wagner and as Peter Grimes, but was also celebrated across a wide repertory.
10 July 2015
The filmmaker observed Robert Carsen's production from the side of stage during its New York performances, following his memorable film documenting Dialogues des Carmélites.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
7 July 2015
What did you think of Robert Carsen’s colourful production of Verdi's final opera?
6 July 2015
Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.
29 June 2015
It may clock in at just forty seconds in length, but Falstaff’s gem of a mini-aria is a perfect expression of joyous nostalgia.
24 June 2015
Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.