23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
18 September 2014
Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.
16 September 2014
One of ballet's most iconic roles contains elements of both Antoinette Sibley and Jennifer Penney.
11 September 2014
With its lavish hedonism, Anna Nicole makes the soirées in La traviata and La bohème look like a teddy bears' picnic.
9 September 2014
Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.
25 August 2014
Our guide to Mark-Anthony Turnage's sensational 2011 opera.
23 July 2014
Our guide to an essential modernist masterpiece.
17 July 2014
The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.
9 July 2014
In the tragic ending to one of his best loved operas, Puccini powerfully evokes the potency of memory.
30 June 2014
The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.