13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
Watch: John Fulljames on Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - 'It's our world reflected on the stage'
5 January 2015
The director on the power of Weill and Brecht's potent satire of consumerism, and its continued relevance in the 21st century.
5 January 2015
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18 December 2014
Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.
21 November 2014
The barbaric practice of castrating boys yielded some of the greatest musical stars of the Baroque period, and had a huge influence on music of the time.
20 November 2014
Wagner is credited with changing the course of Western music in just four notes, but what turned a chord into a musical icon?
19 November 2014
This month the focus falls on new recordings by Maria Callas, Antonio Pappano and Cecilia Bartoli.
18 November 2014
Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.
3 November 2014
The poem and symphony that inspired Liam Scarlett's new ballet depict the behaviours of four lonely people in a society teetering on the brink.