29 January 2015
Backstage films from the live relay of Andrea Chénier including a musical masterclass from Antonio Pappano, and an insight into costume design.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
21 January 2015
What did you think of David McVicar's production of Giordano's verisimo opera?
19 January 2015
Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.
15 January 2015
Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
7 January 2015
Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.
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.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.
2 December 2014
Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.