10 March 2014
We explore a tiny and incredibly powerful idea in Richard Strauss's mystical opera.
26 February 2014
We explore Tonio's beautifully lyrical aria from Donizetti's opera La Fille du régiment.
28 January 2014
Mozart brilliantly balances light and shade to create a truly spine-chilling conclusion.
7 January 2014
We look at a handful of the gorgeous arias composed for this charming, capricious heroine.
28 November 2013
How Bizet ratchets up the tension in one of opera's most thrilling endings.
15 November 2013
How, where and why Wagner incorporated the Dresden amen.
14 October 2013
A closer look at a Verdi duet with a chilling revelation.
3 October 2013
Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.
20 September 2013
A closer look at the ‘Agamemnon’ motif, used throughout to re-enforce themes of revenge and obsession.
21 August 2013
From the magical, hypnotic opening to the highly charged finale, a closer look at the people of Peking’s ‘Perché tarde la luna’.