2 May 2013
A guide to Verdi's operatic depiction of Renaissance Spain.
12 April 2013
In the first of a series of articles on how composers rework operas, we explore changes to Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra.
8 March 2013
A tale of love, art and death from George Benjamin and Martin Crimp.
18 February 2013
Love and death in bohemian Paris – a guide to Puccini's poignant opera, as the curtain goes up on John Copley's classic production.
4 February 2013
A guide to Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera.
11 January 2013
As the mythical Minotaur returns to the main stage, an introduction to Harrison Birtwistle's acclaimed opera.
28 November 2012
A guide to Meyerbeer’s classic grand opera, as the curtain goes up on Laurent Pelly’s striking new production.
27 November 2012
A look at the plot device of letters in opera.
21 November 2012
From The Minotaur to Anna Nicole: some recent role creations in Royal Opera commissions.
7 November 2012
Our quick guide to Donizetti's sparkling comedy.