25 May 2017
The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.
28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
24 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.
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.
2 November 2016
This gorgeous duet may be recycled from an earlier work, but if anything that only shows what great taste its composer had.
1 November 2016
Our quick introduction to Gerard Jones’s blood-spattered production of Handel’s Baroque opera.
2 September 2015
Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
29 October 2014
The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.