10 April 2017
Antonio Pappano and Ermonela Jaho unpick the opera's famous score with a musical masterclass.
27 March 2017
The opera about a heartbroken Japanese geisha will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and star Ermonela Jaho.
23 March 2017
Our quick guide to Puccini's heartbreaking opera.
20 March 2017
From the opera’s UK premiere in 1905 through to the present day, Puccini’s much-loved opera has a long and close relationship with Covent Garden.
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.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
6 December 2016
After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
17 November 2016
Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.
22 October 2016
A quick guide to Puccini's first triumph.
15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.