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
Following Daniel Barenboim's Proms Ring Cycle at the Proms, 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.
25 October 2012
British Director talks about his inspiration and whether there is hope at the end of the Ring.
16 October 2012
Petroc Trelawny, George Monbiot, Marcus du Sautoy and Sarah Lenton explore notions of the work as a parable of ecological destruction.