15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.
11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
2 November 2015
Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
7 November 2013
Opera has a long tradition of child-friendly works. Before curtain up on How the Whale Became, a few iconic examples.