Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’
10 June 2015
The director recalls his first moment with Puccini’s opera and his thoughts on this last revival.
15 May 2015
Over 41 years, all the greats – including Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Luciano Pavarotti – have performed in John Copley’s classic production.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
1 March 2014
A look at the surprising influence Donizetti's charming opéra comique had on 19th-century Italian opera.
26 February 2014
We explore Tonio's beautifully lyrical aria from Donizetti's opera La Fille du régiment.
24 May 2013
May sees releases from Pavarotti, Sir Colin Davis and Ian Bostridge.