‘Urban without being slangy, modern without being modish’ - The challenges of translating Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
10 December 2014
Writer and lyricist Jeremy Sams on the pressures of translating an opera.
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.
21 August 2014
Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.
Life is a Cabaret: Exploring the far-reaching influences of musical entertainment's seedy underbelly
16 July 2014
The art form has often intertwined with opera.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.
17 February 2012
A look in at rehearsals for a tale of love and corruption set in New Orleans.
9 December 2011
A colourful new adventure for Christmas from ROH2.