27 June 2017
At the age when most of us are studying at school, Mozart was travelling around Europe performing, teaching and composing operas.
10 May 2017
Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.
13 April 2015
The Italian composer was a genius at creating silly, surprising and strangely moving comic operas.
10 April 2015
Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.
18 September 2014
Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.
1 March 2014
A look at the surprising influence Donizetti's charming opéra comique had on 19th-century Italian opera.