23 March 2017
Our quick guide to Puccini's heartbreaking opera.
20 March 2017
From the opera’s UK premiere in 1905 through to the present day, Puccini’s much-loved opera has a long and close relationship with Covent Garden.
3 March 2017
As he prepares to stage a new production of Verdi's late and great opera, director Keith Warner delves into the piece's dark and difficult themes.
24 February 2017
Our quick introduction to Richard Wagner’s glorious, profound comedy The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, on the role of the artist.
20 January 2017
Tastes change, as a fascinating trip through more than 250 years of historical souvenirs shows.
18 January 2017
The French actress’s glamorous life and sudden death inspired countless tales of murderous crimes of passion – including Adriana Lecouvreur.
12 January 2017
Our quick introduction to Cilea’s impassioned theatre tragedy, sumptuously realized in David McVicar’s Royal Opera production.
Masterful or muddled? The controversial opera and ballet hybrid that heralded the dawn of The Royal Opera
12 December 2016
How an unlikely all-singing, all-dancing Purcell performance paved the way for the creation of The Royal Opera, 70 years ago.
6 December 2016
After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
28 November 2016
Sex scenes, scandal and sensational headlines: the ROH Collections team delve into the archives to uncover the buzz around this iconic production, 36 years on from its premiere.