13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
24 April 2016
As the London Marathon takes place, take a look at the longest works in the operatic repertory.
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.
26 June 2014
Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.
13 June 2014
Richard Strauss was renowned for writing for the soprano voice. Here's a brief guide to some of our favourite roles.
4 March 2014
The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.
6 February 2014
In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.
10 December 2009