22 May 2017
The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.
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.
19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
15 September 2016
From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.
17 November 2015
Our quick introduction to this dark and twisted take on the Lulu legend from punk cabaret band The Tiger Lillies.
4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.
27 June 2014
Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.