20 June 2017
Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.
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.
22 June 2016
How an enormous block of steel became a big hit on the opera stage - and beyond.
19 November 2014
Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.
Fire on all sides! Descend on a cloud! Singing fish-children!: Opera’s most challenging stage directions
12 February 2014
Opera has long pushed the boundaries of what's possible on stage.
2 August 2013
Listen to our series of insights on Wagner's masterpiece.
26 October 2012
Roger Scruton, Peggy Reynolds and John Deathridge look into Wagner's masterpiece to ask if true love exists.
25 October 2012
British Director talks about his inspiration and whether there is hope at the end of the Ring.
16 October 2012
Petroc Trelawny, George Monbiot, Marcus du Sautoy and Sarah Lenton explore notions of the work as a parable of ecological destruction.
1 October 2012
A selection of your tweets about the return of the third opera of The Ring Cycle.