22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
6 May 2015
Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!
28 April 2015
Sicily's eclectic history inspired the Polish composer to fuse a variety of different styles in his masterful opera.
20 April 2015
At a time when writers of mainstream music seem to shy away from political comment, the Austrian composer is creating work that pushes boundaries.
The Concept Album: Why Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Green Day owe Beethoven and Monteverdi a huge debt
10 April 2015
The concept album has been around longer than you might think.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
9 March 2015
Weill and Brecht’s ‘Alabama Song’ has inspired covers by Marilyn Manson, a cappella groups, Serbian rock band Električni Orgazam and hundreds of others.
3 February 2015
Our quick guide to Cavalli’s ingenious comedy, staged in the beautiful candlelit setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.
7 January 2015
From a converted tramshed to a Suffolk beach, opera is spreading its wings.