19 August 2016
Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.
15 January 2016
The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.
Remixing in the age of Baroque: How and why Gluck transformed Orfeo ed Euridice into Orphée et Eurydice
11 September 2015
Gluck made significant changes when he adapted his opera for Paris – some of them controversial.
13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
17 December 2013
A look at the 19th-century fascination with the fallen woman.
3 July 2013
A guide to Puccini's tender opera.
18 February 2013
Love and death in bohemian Paris – a guide to Puccini's poignant opera, as the curtain goes up on John Copley's classic production.
29 September 2012
We take a look at the times in which grand opéra shuddered onto the opera scene.