28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
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.
22 April 2014
How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.
10 April 2014
Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.
4 April 2014
Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?
28 March 2014
A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.