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.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
7 July 2015
What did you think of Robert Carsen’s colourful production of Verdi's final opera?
6 July 2015
Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.
29 June 2015
It may clock in at just forty seconds in length, but Falstaff’s gem of a mini-aria is a perfect expression of joyous nostalgia.
24 June 2015
Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.
Soprano Anna Devin - ‘Opera is all about communication and expressing yourself on stage. It’s up to you how you get there’
11 June 2015
Former Jette Parker Young Artist on how opera has helped her tackle dyslexia, and returning to Covent Garden to perform Falstaff.
21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.