Watch: ‘Verdi felt the people of his own nation needed a voice’ – Why Nabucco remains politically potent
22 June 2016
Stars of Daniele Abbado’s production discuss why Verdi's Biblical epic was politically potent in his own time, and why it remains relevant today.
21 June 2016
How Verdi's operatic smash hit came to being — in spite of a tangled web of correspondence between composer and librettist.
20 June 2016
Verdi was more than simply the composer of big tunes — he was also an expert at creating nuanced characters and psychological drama.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
9 June 2016
Daniele Abbado’s production starring Plácido Domingo will be live-streamed online and relayed to BP Big Screens around the UK.
2 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.
31 May 2016
Verdi’s much-loved chorus from the opera Nabucco has achieved an almost mythic status as a politically influential piece – but the truth is a little more complicated than that.
18 May 2016
Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.
27 April 2016
Upcoming broadcasts include Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Verdi’s I due Foscari.
3 February 2016
Drinking songs such as La traviata’s famous Brindisi are just the start of opera's songs describing action.