15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
25 August 2016
Upcoming radio broadcasts from Covent Garden include Così fan tutte, Norma and The Barber of Seville.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
2 September 2015
Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.
Claus Guth’s production of Die Frau ohne Schatten wins Best Opera at The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015
8 June 2015
Richard Strauss’s dark fairytale honoured at a ceremony held at The Savoy Hotel in London, last night.
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.
6 May 2015
Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?