20 March 2018
The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera's programme for the coming Season include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.
20 June 2017
Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
24 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
2 November 2015
Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
24 April 2015
Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.
17 February 2015
Building a ship on stage might be a stage designer’s nightmare, but life on or by the sea has made ideal material for some of opera’s greatest stories.
5 January 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.