12 February 2015
Our quick guide to Mozart’s glorious fantasy opera.
29 January 2015
Wagner’s first great monologue for bass-baritone is a powerful evocation of yearning and despair.
20 January 2015
Choreographer John Cranko brings to life the internal worlds of his characters through expressive movement in his ballet adaptation of Pushkin’s poem.
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
Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
12 January 2015
One of the most striking choreographic devices John Cranko uses to tell Tatiana’s story.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
18 December 2014
Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.
15 December 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.