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.
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.
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.
2 July 2012
The American tenor tells us about the challenges of Berlioz's opera and about David McVicar's new production.