Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’
27 May 2015
The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.
1 May 2015
This month the focus falls on our favourite DVD and CD recordings featuring Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
24 June 2014
Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.
20 June 2014
Come and hear great choral moments from opera for free in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 21 June 2014.
29 May 2014
Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown's painstaking attention to detail almost matches Puccini's.
21 May 2014
From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.
13 May 2014
The conductor questions why we don't think of Puccini as a modern composer, despite his influence on Strauss, Schoenberg and Stravinsky.
11 May 2014
What did you think of Jonathan Kent's production of Puccini's classic thriller?
9 May 2014
The conductor and répétiteur discusses Tosca's showbiz sheen and why he's learning to tap dance.
1 May 2014
A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.