22 May 2017
There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
31 March 2016
Four singers from The Royal Opera’s revival of Gerald Barry’s acclaimed operatic adaptation of Wilde’s classic play discuss food, convention and keeping a straight face.
3 February 2016
Drinking songs such as La traviata’s famous Brindisi are just the start of opera's songs describing action.
24 April 2015
Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.
20 April 2015
The choreographer’s glorious romantic comedy evokes his beloved Suffolk and is one of his finest and most characteristic works.
13 April 2015
The Italian composer was a genius at creating silly, surprising and strangely moving comic operas.
14 November 2014
Donizetti's loveable rogue Dulcamara is a cad and a swindler, but armed with a host of great tunes and the gift of the gab, he's irresistible.
18 September 2014
Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove.
21 August 2014
From Così fan tutte to Anna Nicole – operas have long come with a sharp edge.
19 June 2014
Comedy follows fast on the heels of tragedy in a characteristically wilful moment from Strauss's sparkling opera.