12 October 2014
The composer thought his early tragedy too bleak – but look closer and Verdi the dramatist begins to emerge from the shadows in this crucial work.
6 October 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's early tragedy.
3 October 2014
The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.
9 September 2014
Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.
4 September 2014
The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.
29 August 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's acclaimed tragedy.
22 July 2014
Schonberg's Moses und Aron may seem daunting, but dip a toe in the water and you might be pleasantly surprised.
7 July 2014
Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.
24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.
17 April 2014
We look at the moving final duet between Verdi's heroine Violetta and her love Alfredo.