28 November 2014
Wagner explores the clash between his heroine's interior world and the harsh outer world in this operatic masterpiece.
12 October 2014
The composer thought his early tragedy too bleak – but look closer and Verdi the dramatist begins to emerge from the shadows in this crucial work.
10 September 2014
Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?
1 March 2014
A look at the surprising influence Donizetti's charming opéra comique had on 19th-century Italian opera.
29 October 2013
A look at the inception, creation and reception of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.