15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
2 October 2015
Each year the awards honour the best in digital content across the whole of the European internet community.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
19 November 2014
Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.
8 July 2014
Our new interactive experience allows you to see parts of the ‘Opera Machine’ usually hidden from audiences.
26 August 2013
A look into the BBC Radio 4 archives reveals the diversity of Wagner fans.
2 August 2013
Listen to our series of insights on Wagner's masterpiece.
22 May 2013
Festival to celebrate Verdi and Wagner bicentenaries; events include installations, broadcasts and theatrical performance.
14 January 2013
The broadcaster and former politician's account of a nail-biting climax to Royal Opera LIVE.
26 October 2012
Roger Scruton, Peggy Reynolds and John Deathridge look into Wagner's masterpiece to ask if true love exists.