16 May 2017
This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.
15 May 2017
Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.
15 May 2017
Audience and press reviews of The Royal Opera's staging of Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain.
3 May 2017
High dramatic tension, low historical accuracy: Verdi’s magnificent opera tells a story too good not to set to music.
2 May 2017
German and Italian baritones to sing the role of Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
26 April 2017
American soprano to replace Krassimira Stoyanova in the role of Elizabeth of Valois.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.