18 December 2014
Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.
15 December 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.
9 December 2014
Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.
27 October 2014
Backstage films from the live relay of I due Foscari, including Antonio Pappano introducing Verdi's music and Plácido Domingo on his transition from tenor to baritone.
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.