28 April 2015
Sicily's eclectic history inspired the Polish composer to fuse a variety of different styles in his masterful opera.
24 April 2015
The composer was fascinated by Nietzsche’s theories of mankind’s opposing desires for control and for chaos – theories that drive the dilemma of King Roger.
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.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
10 March 2015
Our quick guide to Szymanowski’s sumptuous opera on self-control and desire.
20 February 2015
Kasper Holten's new Royal Opera production of Szymanowski's epic will be streamed on YouTube and a new Digital Platform from Opera Europa.
3 February 2015
Our quick guide to Cavalli’s ingenious comedy, staged in the beautiful candlelit setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.
27 January 2015
A look at the complex effects that light up the ground-breaking set of Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni.
7 January 2015
From a converted tramshed to a Suffolk beach, opera is spreading its wings.
Making Don Giovanni’ exhibition reveals how an opera production is created, from early designs to arriving on stage
15 December 2014
Free Front of House exhibition melds video, designs and costumes to offer unique insight into the process of staging a production.