11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
28 June 2016
Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?
28 June 2016
Joyce DiDonato, Vittorio Grigòlo and members of the cast and creative team share their thoughts on what makes this French opera a masterpiece.
21 June 2016
Join presenter Simon Callow as the French opera starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo is broadcast to over 25 countries worldwide.
17 June 2016
In one of the opera's most heart-wrenching moments, Massenet gives us a crucial insight into his heroine’s tortured soul, as she reflects on a love that can never be.
14 June 2016
By the late 1880s, Massenet had become renowned for his crowd-pleasing operas – he responded with a work written for himself.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
7 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.
2 June 2016
Join Music Director Antonio Pappano as he explores the haunting score of Massenet's opera.