19 January 2015
Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.
15 January 2015
2015 will see a year-long celebration of the arts with new documentaries and live streamed performances.
14 January 2015
If the drama demands it, should passages of works be cut; or should we leave works as intended by the composer?
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
7 January 2015
Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.
6 January 2015
Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.
Watch: John Fulljames on Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - 'It's our world reflected on the stage'
5 January 2015
The director on the power of Weill and Brecht's potent satire of consumerism, and its continued relevance in the 21st century.
22 December 2014
Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.
15 December 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.