16 March 2015
With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.
Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina - 'If your performance is from the heart, you can always connect with the audience'
13 March 2015
The Russian mezzo-soprano on working with the best coaches in the world, BP Big Screen performances and the challenges of Madama Butterfly.
5 March 2015
From David Bowie and Kelis to Jeff Buckley and Weezer, the world of pop has a passion for opera.
27 February 2015
Leading American tenor discusses getting booed on stage and combining opera with Broadway musicals.
Watch: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on Madama Butterfly – 'It's a shocking but very important story to tell'
23 December 2014
The directors on the power and insight offered in Puccini's iconic opera, which critiques cultural imperialism.
22 December 2014
Share your on-stage highlights from the past twelve months for the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Royal Opera.
5 December 2014
The directors on setting Rossini's opera in the 1960s and their delight at working with baritone Alessandro Corbelli.
18 November 2014
Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.
2 October 2014
The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.