22 May 2017
There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
26 February 2016
What did you think of Richard Jones' Royal Opera production of Puccini's triptych?
19 February 2016
Like a collection of short stories or the B-movies of the 1940s and 50s, grouping operas together allows us to appreciate their contrasts.
11 February 2016
Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.
10 February 2016
Our quick introduction to Puccini’s trio of short operas, bringing together the dramatic, tragic and comedic best of this giant of Italian opera.
4 June 2015
The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.
Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’
27 May 2015
The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.
1 May 2015
This month the focus falls on our favourite DVD and CD recordings featuring Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
24 April 2015
Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.
16 February 2014
Puccini's operas are some of the world's most loved. We look at what makes his music so appealing.