20 June 2016
Verdi was more than simply the composer of big tunes — he was also an expert at creating nuanced characters and psychological drama.
17 June 2016
In one of the opera's most heart-wrenching moments, Massenet gives us a crucial insight into his heroine’s tortured soul, as she reflects on a love that can never be.
6 June 2016
Verdi shines the spotlight on the opera’s bad guys in this thrilling, ferocious duet.
23 May 2016
Enescu writes spine-chilling music for Oedipus’ climactic meeting with the monstrous Sphinx.
24 March 2016
Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.
21 March 2016
Gerald Barry warps Oscar Wilde’s celebrated absurdist comedy into something even stranger in his brilliant operatic adaptation.
29 February 2016
Musorgsky's musical portrait of a fractured society and a fractured mind.
12 February 2016
In this pas de deux of astonishing intensity, Giselle begs for the man who caused her death to be forgiven.
11 February 2016
Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.
25 January 2016
The hypnotic second movement from Christopher Wheeldon’s masterful abstract ballet has a special power and resonance.