9 June 2016
Daniele Abbado’s production starring Plácido Domingo was 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.
29 January 2016
Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic tale of love and loss stars Venera Gimadieva and Saimir Pirgu.
15 January 2016
The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.
8 January 2016
Violetta may hide her true feelings with a life of parties and excess, but Verdi's first aria for her reveals her desperate longing for love.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.