20 March 2015
We'll be giving unique glimpses into our collections along with thousands of other museums, theatres and galleries worldwide.
19 March 2015
Have we gone beyond Wagnerian snobbery about the genre’s reliance on special effects?
16 March 2015
With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.
10 March 2015
Kurt Weill thought this one of his best pieces, but it was decades before the controversial scene would be performed.
9 March 2015
Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
Debate: Are intervals a frustrating distraction from the drama or a valuable break to gather thoughts?
24 February 2015
Which works do you think could do with an interval tweak?
20 February 2015
In her first post, our Writer in Residence explores the fortunes of a spectacular art form.
19 February 2015
The exact authors of Swan Lake are unknown – but the ballet shows the influence of a variety of different fairytales.
17 February 2015
Building a ship on stage might be a stage designer’s nightmare, but life on or by the sea has made ideal material for some of opera’s greatest stories.