12 July 2018
Audiences watching live on BP Big Screens across the UK and internationally on YouTube respond to Mozart's tragicomic opera.
3 July 2018
Kasper Holten's production of Mozart's opera was broadcast live and for free on BP Big Screens across the UK, and across the world on YouTube.
2 July 2018
Audience responses and press reviews of Kasper Holten's Royal Opera staging of Mozart's tragicomedy.
22 May 2017
There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.
15 March 2017
Wagner's operatic hero actually existed, and his Monty Python-esque works range from the bawdy to the poignant.
14 March 2017
Richard Wagner’s magnificent quintet – arguably his greatest ensemble – radiantly celebrates love and art.
13 March 2017
Kasper Holten makes his farewell with a performance of Wagner's comic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Bryn Terfel.
6 March 2017
Wagner may have written his opera in the 19th century, but its themes of tension between populism and elitism make it strikingly relevant today.
24 February 2017
Our quick introduction to Richard Wagner’s glorious, profound comedy The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, on the role of the artist.