10 November 2014
By turning the screws on his unfortunate characters, director Martin Kušej offers a unique insight into their motivations and crises.
2 October 2014
The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.
31 July 2014
Our new series on the practicalities of staging an opera has looked at traditional favourites and controversial new productions.
17 July 2014
The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.
1 July 2014
Why Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown’s production focuses on the ugly side of Puccini’s opera.
11 June 2014
How Robert Carsen's production drives home the real tragedy behind Poulenc's powerful masterpiece.
29 May 2014
Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown's painstaking attention to detail almost matches Puccini's.
15 May 2014
Richard Eyre's production may look traditional, but its exaggerated theatricality invites a closer look.
22 April 2014
How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.
20 March 2014
How changing attitudes to Freud have shaped the set designs of The Royal Opera's production.