30 April 2015
How changing singing styles made the heroes of such operas as Guillaume Tell sound more dangerous.
24 April 2015
Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.
13 April 2015
The Italian composer was a genius at creating silly, surprising and strangely moving comic operas.
10 April 2015
Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.
8 April 2015
Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
18 November 2014
Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.
17 October 2014
With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.