25 April 2016
Credited with unexplained deaths and mental breakdowns, how can 37 glass bowls cause so much chaos?
11 April 2016
One of all opera's most dramatic scenes, this beautiful and complex ensemble is perhaps Donizetti's finest moment.
5 April 2016
Lucia di Lammermoor rests on the talents of prima donnas but it also marked the beginning of the end of their dominance of the stage.
11 March 2016
The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.
10 March 2016
Join Director Katie Mitchell and other members of the cast and creative team for a glimpse of the new production before opening night.
9 March 2016
Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.
6 May 2015
Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!
30 April 2015
How changing singing styles made the heroes of such operas as Guillaume Tell sound more dangerous.
22 April 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.
17 April 2015
This month the focus falls on a new album from Diana Damrau, a reissue from Leonard Bernstein and a must-hear, Orpheus-inspired Baroque compilation.