Watch: ‘Verdi felt the people of his own nation needed a voice’ – Why Nabucco remains politically potent
22 June 2016
Stars of Daniele Abbado’s production discuss why Verdi's Biblical epic was politically potent in his own time, and why it remains relevant today.
11 January 2016
A stunning musical depiction of Heaven and Hell closes Act I of Puccini's iconic Roman opera.
ROH Chorus and Orchestra members to perform Christmas music at special Lunchtime Recital on 7 December 2015
4 December 2015
Free lunchtime concert will feature French Christmas music by composers including Saint-Saëns and Poulenc.
30 November 2015
Mascagni’s draws on church music in this masterful and intense evocation of a small community and one guilt-ridden woman’s position outside of it.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
19 June 2015
How Rossini’s foregrounding of the people radically changed the balance of drama in the opera.
12 May 2015
This year’s exciting summer programme includes a costume party, BP Big Screen relay, and performances from our Thurrock singing groups.
17 March 2015
Puccini describes Cio-Cio-San’s vigil, as she desperately awaits the return of Pinkerton, with a chorus of ethereal beauty.
20 June 2014
Come and hear great choral moments from opera for free in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 21 June 2014.
16 April 2014
Big Sing Friday events offer a lunchtime injection of opera at the ROH, regardless of experience.