5 January 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.
1 September 2014
From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.
30 January 2014
In preparation for English Touring Opera's production of King Priam, we look at how pacifist ideals have influenced opera in the last century.
24 November 2011
We pick a selection of the top operas and ballets from the other side of the Atlantic.