11 February 2016
Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.
10 February 2016
Our quick introduction to Puccini’s trio of short operas, bringing together the dramatic, tragic and comedic best of this giant of Italian opera.
19 January 2016
Our quick introduction to Chabrier’s delightfully silly opera.
8 January 2016
Violetta may hide her true feelings with a life of parties and excess, but Verdi's first aria for her reveals her desperate longing for love.
31 December 2015
Our quick introduction to Puccini’s (not so) ‘shabby little shocker’, which features some of the composer’s most evocative music.
14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
20 November 2015
Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
29 October 2015
Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.
26 October 2015
Our quick introduction to this world premiere by acclaimed Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas.