3 March 2016
The unresolved controversy surrounding the Russian tsar and his ascent to power has inspired great works including Musorgsky’s epic opera.
29 February 2016
Musorgsky's musical portrait of a fractured society and a fractured mind.
25 February 2016
Our quick introduction to Musorgsky’s masterful epic opera on the perils of power.
22 February 2016
Beset by personal demons, Musorgsky only finished one opera in his life, but the nuggets of those that he abandoned offer a tantalizing glimpse of what could have been.
3 January 2016
Our restaurants have created a new cocktail of vodka, rosemary and lime for winter productions.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
29 October 2015
Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.
22 April 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.
11 October 2013
From Russian tsars to Suffolk fishermen, Alban Berg's Wozzeck isn't the only opera character to be driven insane.
4 September 2012
A further five adaptations of famous Russian works.