22 April 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.
6 March 2014
Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.
3 March 2014
Highlights include a screening of Zeffirelli's 1964 Tosca starring Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi.
3 October 2013
Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.
From celebrity chefs to Hollywood stars: Verdi’s far-reaching influence, as shown on ‘Desert Island Discs ’
25 September 2013
The BBC Radio 4 archive reveals Verdi is a top choice for famous castaways from across the globe.
5 May 2013
Audience tweets about the return of Nicholas Hytner's production.
3 May 2013
From the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition to a troubled English queen, three iconic examples.
2 May 2013
A guide to Verdi's operatic depiction of Renaissance Spain.
25 April 2013
The Argentinean tenor on the transition from baritone to tenor and why music is his first love.
23 April 2013
Royal Opera affiliated artists recognised at the inaugural Opera Awards.