2 October 2014
The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
20 September 2014
What did you think of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Rossini's iconic comedy opera?
18 September 2014
Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.
10 September 2014
Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?
5 September 2014
Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.
31 July 2014
The American mezzo-soprano on a night that has passed into operatic legend.
27 June 2014
Great savings on productions including Manon, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Il barbiere di Siviglia and L’elisir d’amore.
31 March 2014
The Royal Ballet opens the Autumn Season with Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful Manon. Highlights for The Royal Opera include Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s dark political tragedy I due Foscari and - in a new collaboration with the Roundhouse - Monteverdi’s Orfeo.
13 October 2011
The third part of our countdown, featuring among others Robin Williams tackling Rossini and the demise of the Don.