15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.
11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
28 July 2016
Share your memories of the art form from The Royal Opera and beyond.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
7 November 2013
Opera has a long tradition of child-friendly works. Before curtain up on How the Whale Became, a few iconic examples.
20 February 2012
South African soprano dies aged 65.