28 February 2017
The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.
8 February 2017
Your thoughts on David McVicar's sumptuous production of this tragic opera.
1 February 2017
Covent Garden’s production of Cilea’s best-known work features a spectacular working model in homage to a golden age of theatre.
19 January 2017
Cilea writes a fiery, impassioned aria for his villainess – proof that in opera, even baddies can be pitiable.
18 January 2017
The French actress’s glamorous life and sudden death inspired countless tales of murderous crimes of passion – including Adriana Lecouvreur.
12 January 2017
Our quick introduction to Cilea’s impassioned theatre tragedy, sumptuously realized in David McVicar’s Royal Opera production.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
2 November 2015
Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.
13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
23 September 2011
A look at the new season broadcasting opera and ballet to 22 countries and over 700 cinemas.