24 November 2016
The great Russian composer was a genius in orchestration, but he outdid himself with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.
17 November 2016
Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.
15 July 2016
With more than 90 concerts over the course of eight weeks, it can be difficult to know where to start.
22 June 2016
How an enormous block of steel became a big hit on the opera stage - and beyond.
25 April 2016
Credited with unexplained deaths and mental breakdowns, how can 37 glass bowls cause so much chaos?
2 February 2016
Our quick introduction to these five influential Russian composers, this month celebrated in a concert with Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
11 January 2016
A stunning musical depiction of Heaven and Hell closes Act I of Puccini's iconic Roman opera.
29 June 2015
Get a conductor's-eye view in this taster of a forthcoming film featuring cameras strapped to trombonists, violinists and percussionists.
Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’
27 May 2015
The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.
28 April 2015
By blending classical and electronic music, the Woolf Works composer has opened orchestral music up to a whole new audience.