20 June 2017
Mozart was 14 going-on 15 when he wrote this gorgeous, virtuoso aria which displays the beginnings of his mature musical and dramatic insight.
24 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.
11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
21 November 2014
The barbaric practice of castrating boys yielded some of the greatest musical stars of the Baroque period, and had a huge influence on music of the time.
24 October 2014
Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.
20 October 2014
We spoke to the conductor about his Royal Opera debut, Mozart, Verdi and his love of horses.