27 September 2016
Far from a random choice, why making Figaro a barber gives the hero of Mozart and Rossini's operas a controversial, revolutionary spin.
14 September 2016
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia has been a firm favourite at the Royal Opera House since its 2005 premiere.
31 August 2016
The world-famous singer sets the stage for a new operatic and cultural centre in the Middle East.
18 November 2014
Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.
10 September 2014
Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?
31 July 2014
The American mezzo-soprano on a night that has passed into operatic legend.
13 October 2011
The third part of our countdown, featuring among others Robin Williams tackling Rossini and the demise of the Don.