24 February 2016
Masters programme for aspiring composers and writers allows participants to focus on how new opera is created, developed and performed.
Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’
8 February 2016
Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.
6 December 2013
Why did Wagner's final opera take nearly four decades to complete?
5 July 2013
As La rondine opens, we look at the origins and appeal of the waltz and its cultural significance.
21 May 2013
Rossini introduces us to his heroine Elena as she rows her boat across a loch.
29 April 2013
A look at five works created in parallel to the composer's iconic post-war operas.
12 April 2013
In the first of a series of articles on how composers rework operas, we explore changes to Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra.
1 March 2013
George Benjamin, Martin Crimp, Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves on the opera.
21 October 2012
Our Fanfare Competition is now open! We have a range of free curriculum-linked resources to use in the classroom.
12 October 2012
Tchaikovsky writes beautiful music for this young poet’s farewell to life.