18 January 2017
The French actress’s glamorous life and sudden death inspired countless tales of murderous crimes of passion – including Adriana Lecouvreur.
28 May 2015
Operas and plays of the early 1800s allowed the people of Europe to reflect on turbulent recent history.
13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
9 November 2012
The director discusses the forgotten production and its impact on operatic history.