22 April 2014
How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.
20 April 2014
Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.
10 April 2014
Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.
9 April 2014
The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.
4 April 2014
Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?
3 April 2014
The stars of Faust tell BBC Radio 3’s In Tune about the production, and how you can inhabit a character too thoroughly.
2 April 2014
The Music Director will conduct six operas, as well as the first in a series of annual symphonic concerts at Covent Garden.
30 March 2014
Highlights include a new production of Andrea Chénier starring Jonas Kaufmann, a new production of Verdi’s tragic Un ballo in maschera and The Royal Ballet in John Cranko’s emotionally charged Onegin.
29 March 2014
The award-winning poet has been blogging from rehearsals.
28 March 2014
A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.