2 October 2015
The acclaimed actor, director and writer explores Mozart’s dramatic genius and the unique qualities of The Marriage of Figaro.
14 September 2015
Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.
2 September 2015
Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.
10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
23 June 2015
See Kasper Holten's visually striking production of Mozart's tragicomedic opera for free at venues around the country.
11 June 2015
Mozart’s masterpiece has more than its fair share of alternative endings.
5 June 2015
The great seducer's tongue-twisting Act I aria reveals his irrepressible energy and love of life.
6 May 2015
Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!
30 April 2015
From Tetris and Mario Bros. to Call of Duty and Bioshock, videogames have long used classical music to soundtrack on-screen adventures.
24 April 2015
Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.