19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
15 January 2015
Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.
13 January 2015
Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.
7 January 2015
Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.
5 January 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.