Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
2 December 2014
Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.
10 November 2014
By turning the screws on his unfortunate characters, director Martin Kušej offers a unique insight into their motivations and crises.
7 November 2014
Following a vocal booing at the opening night of Idomeneo, what do you think of the trend?
4 November 2014
What did you think of Martin Kušej's production of Mozart's early masterpiece?
29 October 2014
The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.
28 October 2014
The composer's letters to his father give a lively record of 18th-century life and his own energetic personality.
27 October 2014
The way stories of rulers are told – like that of the Greek king Idomeneus – has changed over the course of history, determined by how society views them.
24 October 2014
Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.
23 October 2014
Mozart movingly depicts four people driven to the limit in this exquisite Act III quartet – which the composer himself could never hear without weeping.