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.
28 July 2016
Share your memories of the art form from The Royal Opera and beyond.
16 June 2016
Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree – uncovering the stories and the artistry behind our favourite stage props.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
18 December 2014
Stephen Langridge's Royal Opera production of Wagner’s final opera, starring Simon O'Neill, Angela Denoke, René Pape and Gerald Finley.
19 November 2014
Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.
21 May 2014
How iconic roles across two hundred years of operatic history inspired Poulenc's writing for the female voice.
10 March 2014
March sees an exceptional release from Juan Diego Flórez and two brilliant Jonas Kaufmann recordings.
9 January 2014
Mozart's famous anti-hero isn't opera's only irresistible charmer.