20 June 2017
Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.
16 June 2017
Everything you need to know about this vibrant work, written when the composer was just 14 years old.
13 June 2017
An incredibly powerful argument for how goodness and love can survive in even the most nightmarish circumstances.
12 June 2017
Everything you need to know about this fiery Shakespearean tragedy, a late work from the master of Italian opera.
22 May 2017
There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
22 May 2017
The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
18 April 2017
Our quick introduction to the UK premiere of the latest work from one of today’s leading composers.
23 March 2017
Our quick guide to Puccini's heartbreaking opera.
15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.