6 December 2016
After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
25 November 2016
Puccini’s opera offers a rare and nuanced glimpse into exploitation and the complexities of one woman’s indecision between servitude and freedom.
23 November 2016
Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko star in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking Royal Opera production.
17 November 2016
Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.
22 October 2016
A quick guide to Puccini's first triumph.
13 October 2016
Puccini's passionate aria rapturously describes love at first sight.
19 August 2016
Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.
4 June 2015
The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.
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.
9 March 2015
Nominees include Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Wheeldon, and The Royal Opera's offsite programme in collaboration with Shakespeare's Globe and the Roundhouse.