22 December 2017
A quick guide to Monteverdi’s action-packed opera, based on one of the oldest stories in the world.
15 September 2015
Why does he look back? The Royal Opera’s five Orpheus works this year each give very different answers.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
17 April 2015
This month the focus falls on a new album from Diana Damrau, a reissue from Leonard Bernstein and a must-hear, Orpheus-inspired Baroque compilation.
The Concept Album: Why Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Green Day owe Beethoven and Monteverdi a huge debt
10 April 2015
The concept album has been around longer than you might think.
17 January 2015
Royal Opera/Roundhouse production of Monteverdi’s baroque opera marks a first for both companies.
15 January 2015
How The Royal Opera and the Roundhouse are engaging with the next generation of artists through Monteverdi’s Orfeo, the first great opera.
9 January 2015
Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.
6 January 2015
Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.
5 January 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.