28 February 2017
The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.
15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
Watch: ‘Verdi felt the people of his own nation needed a voice’ – Why Nabucco remains politically potent
22 June 2016
Stars of Daniele Abbado’s production discuss why Verdi's Biblical epic was politically potent in his own time, and why it remains relevant today.
9 June 2016
What did you think of Verdi's epic opera starring Plácido Domingo?
9 June 2016
Daniele Abbado’s production starring Plácido Domingo was live-streamed online and relayed to BP Big Screens around the UK.
7 June 2016
What did you think of the return of Daniele Abbado’s powerful production of Verdi’s epic opera?
6 June 2016
Verdi shines the spotlight on the opera’s bad guys in this thrilling, ferocious duet.
3 June 2016
The French tenor replaces Leonardo Capalbo in the role of Ismaele.
2 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.
31 May 2016
Verdi’s much-loved chorus from the opera Nabucco has achieved an almost mythic status as a politically influential piece – but the truth is a little more complicated than that.