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Articles tagged with "opera"

Brilliant and bizarre: the extraordinary life of Richard Wagner

29 May 2018

Loved and hated in equal measure – if there was a character like Wagner in one of his operas, you might think him too far-fetched.

Opera Essentials: Bizet's Carmen

12 February 2018

Don't expect Spanish heat and gypsy passion from The Royal Opera's new production of Carmen.

Opera Essentials: Strauss's Salome

16 January 2018

A quick guide to Richard Strauss's taboo-breaking and deliciously decadent opera.

Watch: Insights into Rossini's Semiramide with Joyce DiDonato

10 November 2017

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of The Royal Opera's upcoming production of Rossini's epic tragedy.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Lucia di Lammermoor 2017?

31 October 2017

Audience reactions and press reviews to Katie Mitchell's production of Donizetti's opera.

5 great opera entrances

19 October 2017

How to really make an entrance, on cue, whether you're an emperor, a priestess or a salesman.

Guess the operas and ballets from the emoji

18 July 2017

We challenged our Twitter followers to guess 20 plots as told through a series of icons on #WorldEmojiDay.

‘Heads will roll’: Oriental theatre and the staging of Puccini’s Turandot

6 July 2017

References to China, Chinese theatre and Eastern imagery run through Andrei Serban's production of Turandot.

Jonas Kaufmann on why he's excited about his first Otello at the Royal Opera House

6 June 2017

The tenor shares the thrill of pushing his acting talents and vocal ability to the limit in the 'perfect Verdi opera'.

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

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