18 December 2014
Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.
‘Urban without being slangy, modern without being modish’ - The challenges of translating Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
10 December 2014
Writer and lyricist Jeremy Sams on the pressures of translating an opera.
25 November 2014
The Maltese tenor on his musical upbringing, the challenges of opera stardom, and the role he would still love to tackle.
6 October 2014
Our quick guide to Verdi's early tragedy.
29 September 2014
Glass’s music – love it or hate it – has had a profound effect on wider pop culture.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
18 September 2014
Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove. But do you agree with our choices?
11 August 2014
Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer on the 150th anniversary of his birth; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.
24 July 2014
Moses und Aron was the last – and greatest – of four forays the Austrian made into the art form.
11 July 2014
Director Michael McCarthy and librettist Christopher Hampton discuss Glass’s new pocket opera.