19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
1 March 2016
Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.
15 September 2015
Why does he look back? The Royal Opera’s five Orpheus works this year each give very different answers.
31 July 2015
A number of ROH-affiliated artists have been shortlisted for their recent recordings.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
16 June 2015
Greek myths and dramas have inspired the acclaimed British composer Harrison Birtwistle throughout his career.
9 June 2015
Our quick introduction to this double programme of chamber operas by Harrison Birtwistle.
14 July 2014
The composer, who celebrates his 80th birthday on 15 July, has a long relationship with The Royal Opera.
12 August 2013
Following Birtwistle's the UK premiere of Moth Requiem at the BBC Proms, a look at how the composer creates his signature sounds.