27 May 2016
The stars of The Royal Opera's new production discuss the monstrous myth and what makes the music so special for singers.
7 October 2015
The film seeks to dispel the myths around opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House.
27 August 2015
Our quick introduction to Gluck’s revolutionary opera, inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
19 February 2015
The exact authors of Swan Lake are unknown – but the ballet shows the influence of a variety of different fairytales.
9 February 2015
What was it in the tale of a doomed loner that so inspired the composer to create one of his first operatic masterpieces?
27 January 2015
Our quick guide to Wagner's first great work, inspired by the tale of a legendary ghost ship.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
6 January 2015
Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.
22 December 2014
Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.