28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
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 November 2015
Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
9 March 2015
Playful interpretations of extracts from Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and La traviata.
5 March 2015
From David Bowie and Kelis to Jeff Buckley and Weezer, the world of pop has a passion for opera.
24 February 2015
What did you think of David McVicar's production of Mozart's fantastical comedy?
23 February 2015
We celebrate the wide variety of musical styles Mozart uses in this wonderful opera.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
Listen: Toby Spence on Die Zauberflöte – ‘I can't think of an opera that engages so wholeheartedly with humanity’s biggest questions’
13 February 2015
English tenor Toby Spence discusses the very essence of Mozart’s masterpiece.