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.
25 November 2014
The Maltese tenor on his musical upbringing, the challenges of opera stardom, and the role he would still love to tackle.
24 November 2014
19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.
3 October 2014
The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.