16 July 2014
Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.
7 July 2014
Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.
6 July 2014
What did you think of Moshe Leiser's and Patrice Caurier's arresting new production of Donizetti's Tudor tragedy?
30 June 2014
The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.
25 June 2014
A quick guide to Donizetti's blistering Tudor drama, which pits Mary Queen of Scots against Elizabeth I.
24 April 2014
Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.
23 April 2014
Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.
27 March 2014
Seven Royal Opera productions will be broadcast including Die Frau ohne Schatten, Faust and Manon Lescaut.
1 March 2014
A look at the surprising influence Donizetti's charming opéra comique had on 19th-century Italian opera.
26 February 2014
We explore Tonio's beautifully lyrical aria from Donizetti's opera La Fille du régiment.