24 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
16 June 2015
Greek myths and dramas have inspired the acclaimed British composer Harrison Birtwistle throughout his career.
14 July 2014
The composer, who celebrates his 80th birthday on 15 July, has a long relationship with The Royal Opera.
23 September 2013
As The Royal Opera revives Elektra, we explore other examples of legends on the lyric stage.
12 August 2013
Following Birtwistle's the UK premiere of Moth Requiem at the BBC Proms, a look at how the composer creates his signature sounds.
22 July 2013
We asked our social media following for their favourite productions of the Season. What were yours?
23 January 2013
The British conductor and composer speaks about Harrison Birtwistle's mythical opera.