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Articles categorised as "Opera"

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor: much more than a 'mad scene'

20 November 2017

Lucia’s famous 'mad scene' is just one part of an opera full of spectacular singing, gripping gothic drama and beautiful orchestral music.

Remembering Paul Brown (1960–2017)

14 November 2017

The Welsh designer, who worked regularly with both Graham Vick and Jonathan Kent at the Royal Opera House and elsewhere, has died suddenly.

Watch: Insights into Rossini's Semiramide with Joyce DiDonato

10 November 2017

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of The Royal Opera's upcoming production of Rossini's epic tragedy.

Cast change: Michele Pertusi and Mirco Palazzi to sing in Semiramide

3 November 2017

Italian basses to replace Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the role of Assur.

Why Lucia di Lammermoor is one of opera's most challenging roles

3 November 2017

Soprano Lisette Oropesa explores the vocal challenges of Donizetti's tragic masterpiece.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Lucia di Lammermoor 2017?

31 October 2017

Audience reactions and press reviews to Katie Mitchell's production of Donizetti's opera.

5 great opera entrances

19 October 2017

How to really make an entrance, on cue, whether you're an emperor, a priestess or a salesman.

Watch Verdi's Otello on BBC Four on 15 October 2017

13 October 2017

Jonas Kaufmann's role debut will be available to watch on BBC Four, and afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

Watch #OperaPassion Day on demand

13 October 2017

The Royal Opera House, in partnership with seven of the UK's leading opera companies, BBC Arts and the V&A, is celebrating the passion and power of opera.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's Les Vêpres siciliennes 2017?

13 October 2017

Audience responses and press reviews of The Royal Opera's performance of Verdi's spectacular work.

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