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.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
5 March 2015
From David Bowie and Kelis to Jeff Buckley and Weezer, the world of pop has a passion for opera.
17 February 2015
Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.
12 February 2015
Our quick guide to Mozart’s glorious fantasy opera.
28 October 2014
The composer's letters to his father give a lively record of 18th-century life and his own energetic personality.
27 October 2014
The way stories of rulers are told – like that of the Greek king Idomeneus – has changed over the course of history, determined by how society views them.
24 October 2014
Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.