13 February 2017
Bryn Terfel, Antonio Pappano and Kasper Holten explored the music and production of Wagner's opera.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
9 December 2015
The search for his successor will begin in the New Year.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
5 January 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?
19 November 2014
Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.
18 September 2014
Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove.
27 June 2014
Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.