3 March 2017
As he prepares to stage a new production of Verdi's late and great opera, director Keith Warner delves into the piece's dark and difficult themes.
26 April 2016
Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.
15 April 2016
Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.
6 July 2015
Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.
21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.
21 May 2014
How iconic roles across two hundred years of operatic history inspired Poulenc's writing for the female voice.
24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.
7 November 2013
How England's most famous playwright belongs to the world.