28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
24 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.
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.
6 July 2016
Two of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of recent times discuss what makes a great singer and offer their advice via a unique analogy.
3 September 2015
Erwin Schrott, Rebecca Ferguson and Julian Ovenden join Edith Bowman to explore the power of the voice and what it takes to be a great singer.
15 May 2015
Unlike an orchestral player, a singer's instrument can't be packed away when they're done performing – real care has to be taken to keep it in peak performance.
23 June 2014
The composer was less than generous to opera's traditional heroes in his writing, and couldn't resist mocking Puccini's tenorific tropes.
15 April 2014
The star of La traviata tells BBC Radio 3's In Tune about the production, and her changing voice.
31 January 2014
The superstar soprano on her career, sex being used to sell classical music and how opera stays relevant in the social media age.