25 May 2017
The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
26 January 2017
David Bösch’s haunting Royal Opera production features some of the composer's most recognisable music, including the Anvil Chorus.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
8 December 2016
The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.
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.
20 July 2016
Watch The Royal Opera Chorus perform the famous ‘Coro di zingari’ from Act 2, Scene 1 of Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera.
14 July 2016
David Bösch’s new Royal Opera production is available to watch around the world for 30 days.
6 July 2016
Verdi’s fiery tragedy has been a staple at the Royal Opera House for centuries, as revealed by a foray into our archives.