14 March 2018
Full of energy, passion and tenderness, the music of Leoš Janáček is some of the most original in the 20th century.
8 March 2018
Audience responses to The Royal Opera's hard-hitting new production of Janáček’s final work.
23 February 2018
A quick guide to Janáček's intense opera, based on Dostoyevsky's novel.
20 February 2018
Krzysztof Warlikowski's new staging will be the first performances at Covent Garden of Janáček's Dostoyevsky-inspired opera.
22 May 2017
The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.
15 March 2017
From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.
11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.