29 June 2015
It may clock in at just forty seconds in length, but Falstaff’s gem of a mini-aria is a perfect expression of joyous nostalgia.
24 June 2015
Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.
21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
1 May 2015
The sensuous siren call of King Roger’s wife is one of the opera’s most intoxicating moments.
29 April 2015
Our quick guide to this world premiere from composer Matt Rogers and librettist Sally O'Reilly, a co-commission between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.
27 April 2015
Our quick guide to Wayne McGregor's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.
20 April 2015
The choreographer’s glorious romantic comedy evokes his beloved Suffolk and is one of his finest and most characteristic works.
10 April 2015
Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.
1 April 2015
Our quick guide to Opera North and The Wrong Crowd’s new production of Jonathan Dove’s delightful folk-inspired opera, the perfect introduction for all ages.
17 March 2015
Puccini describes Cio-Cio-San’s vigil, as she desperately awaits the return of Pinkerton, with a chorus of ethereal beauty.