19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
20 February 2015
In her first post, our Writer in Residence explores the fortunes of a spectacular art form.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.
3 October 2013
David McVicar’s epic production of Berlioz's opera stars Olivier Award winning Bryan Hymel.
23 September 2013
As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.
29 April 2013
The National Theatre’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time takes seven awards.
26 March 2013
Christopher Wheeldon's Aeternum, Marianela Nuñez, Bryan Hymel, Gillian Lynne and Stage Management teams nominated.
6 February 2013
Works by both Royal Opera and Royal Ballet shortlisted.