1 January 2017
From seductive to nostalgic – the fortunes of the quintessential Viennese dance have influenced how we view Der Rosenkavalier.
12 September 2016
From alien-blasting sci-fi to historical drama, opera has long soundtracked some of the silver screen's most memorable moments.
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.
7 July 2014
Wearied by war, the once glorious imperial hub became home to a broken society during Strauss’s time there.
5 July 2013
As La rondine opens, we look at the origins and appeal of the waltz and its cultural significance.
20 January 2012
A glimpse of the locations where some of history's greatest operas were written.
10 December 2009