1 May 2018
Puccini wrote some of the most romantic music in all opera to capture the intensity of two people falling in love.
20 June 2017
Mozart was 14 going-on 15 when he wrote this gorgeous, virtuoso aria which displays the beginnings of his mature musical and dramatic insight.
13 June 2017
An incredibly powerful argument for how goodness and love can survive in even the most nightmarish circumstances.
16 May 2017
This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.
28 March 2017
Cio-Cio-San’s much-loved aria is a perfect and painful encapsulation of the tragedy at the opera’s heart.
14 March 2017
Richard Wagner’s magnificent quintet – arguably his greatest ensemble – radiantly celebrates love and art.
19 January 2017
Cilea writes a fiery, impassioned aria for his villainess – proof that in opera, even baddies can be pitiable.
21 December 2016
What makes Strauss's trio for female voice so powerful that the composer requested it be played at his funeral?
17 November 2016
Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.
14 November 2016
Offenbach’s Olympia shows she’s no ordinary doll in this fiendishly difficult party-piece for soprano.