24 February 2017
Our quick introduction to Richard Wagner’s glorious, profound comedy The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, on the role of the artist.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
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.
15 July 2016
With more than 90 concerts over the course of eight weeks, it can be difficult to know where to start.
22 June 2016
How an enormous block of steel became a big hit on the opera stage - and beyond.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
29 April 2016
Emma Bell, Christian Gerhaher and Hartmut Haenchen speak about Wagner’s early masterpiece.
27 April 2016
Upcoming broadcasts include Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Verdi’s I due Foscari.
24 April 2016
As the London Marathon takes place, take a look at the longest works in the operatic repertory.