23 May 2017
As the Shakespearean opera returns to the stage, Antonio Pappano reveals what makes the piece 'an Everest'.
16 May 2017
This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.
10 April 2017
Antonio Pappano and Ermonela Jaho unpick the opera's famous score with a musical masterclass.
24 November 2016
The great Russian composer was a genius in orchestration, but he outdid himself with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.
14 November 2016
Offenbach’s Olympia shows she’s no ordinary doll in this fiendishly difficult party-piece for soprano.
Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’
8 February 2016
Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.
1 February 2016
The conductor explored the music of relatively unknown composer Emmanuel Chabrier with the help of two principal cast members.
30 November 2015
Mascagni’s draws on church music in this masterful and intense evocation of a small community and one guilt-ridden woman’s position outside of it.
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.
4 September 2015
This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.