19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
22 April 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.
6 March 2014
Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.
3 March 2014
Highlights include a screening of Zeffirelli's 1964 Tosca starring Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi.
4 October 2013
Production photos and essential guides to aspects of Verdi’s political thriller.
3 October 2013
Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.
25 September 2013
The BBC Radio 4 archive reveals Verdi is a top choice for famous castaways from across the globe.
30 August 2013
Seven Royal Opera performances starring Simon Keenlyside, Karita Mattila, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann and others.
5 May 2013
Audience tweets about the return of Nicholas Hytner's production.