23 October 2014
Mozart movingly depicts four people driven to the limit in this exquisite Act III quartet – which the composer himself could never hear without weeping.
7 October 2014
Two characters rise to the dramatic and musical challenge of the powerful confrontation that concludes Act I of Verdi’s early tragedy.
18 September 2014
Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.
11 September 2014
With its lavish hedonism, Anna Nicole makes the soirées in La traviata and La bohème look like a teddy bears' picnic.
9 September 2014
Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.
15 August 2014
A short solo listing the drugs taken by Anna Nicole Smith's son distills the emotional essence of a tragic tale.
9 July 2014
In the tragic ending to one of his best loved operas, Puccini powerfully evokes the potency of memory.
30 June 2014
The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.
13 May 2014
Tragedy and transcendence in the finale of Poulenc's greatest work.
1 May 2014
A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.