7 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.
6 June 2016
For its first revival in decades, landmark dramatic ballet The Invitation is being performed in a very different cultural climate from its 1960 premiere.
18 May 2016
Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.
17 May 2016
Our quick introduction to the first operatic adaptation of Sarah Kane’s astonishing final play.
26 April 2016
Our quick introduction to Enescu’s only opera and his masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus.
3 February 2016
Drinking songs such as La traviata’s famous Brindisi are just the start of opera's songs describing action.
25 January 2016
The composer of L’Étoile was highly respected by his musical and painterly peers, including Debussy, Stravinsky and Manet.
30 December 2015
The centuries-old form continues to inspire, even into the 21st century through works such as The Firework-Maker’s Daughter.
1 December 2015
Our quick introduction to this family opera inspired by Philip Pullman’s captivating fairytale.
16 November 2015
Our audiences have pushed for a revival of this two-act work more than any other Ashton ballet, but what makes it so loved?