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.
10 May 2017
Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
What does it all mean? Searching for answers to Thomas Adès's brain-scrambling The Exterminating Angel
27 April 2017
The surreal film by Luis Buñuel that inspired Adès' third opera offers some intriguing clues.
26 April 2017
A flock of sheep, a bear, a disembodied hand, set in an inescapable single room: how do you stage Thomas Adès’s sensational new opera?
21 April 2017
Tenor replaces Alfred Kim in the role of Calaf.
18 April 2017
Soprano replaces Dinara Alieva singing the role of Liù in Puccini's opera.
27 March 2017
The opera about a heartbroken Japanese geisha will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and star Ermonela Jaho.
17 March 2017
Applications close soon for the MA in Opera Making and Writing and Doctoral Composer-in-Residence programmes at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.