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.
30 June 2014
The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.
16 June 2014
Intrigue, murder and some bad decisions in the life of Mary Queen of Scots.
25 June 2013
Audience tweets from the final live relay of the 2012/13 Cinema Season.
20 June 2013
Find out more about Britten’s underperformed gem from the lead singers.
18 June 2013
To celebrate Richard Jones's new production of Gloriana, a look at changing depictions.
17 June 2013
A quick guide to Benjamin Britten's opera depicting the tensions between affairs of state and affairs of the heart.
3 May 2013
From the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition to a troubled English queen, three iconic examples.