28 June 2017
After tempestuous beginnings, this partnership brought the master of Italian opera out of retirement to write the magnificent final works Otello and Falstaff.
22 May 2017
There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
16 June 2016
Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree are just some of the impressive creations made behind the scenes.
15 April 2016
Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.
14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
2 September 2015
Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.
24 July 2015
Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.
13 July 2015
The Canadian tenor was particularly acclaimed for his performances in Verdi, Wagner and as Peter Grimes, but was also celebrated across a wide repertory.
10 July 2015
The filmmaker observed Robert Carsen's production from the side of stage during its New York performances, following his memorable film documenting Dialogues des Carmélites.