28 February 2017
The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.
7 October 2016
Despite her considerable artistic achievements, writers and fans have long made links between the heroine of Bellini's opera and Callas' own tumultuous private life.
16 September 2016
Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.
5 September 2016
Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.
27 July 2016
From Degas to Matisse – we take a look at some of the best art capturing dance.
10 December 2015
With so many DVD, Blu-Ray and CD recordings of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's operas on offer, how do you choose between them?
8 April 2015
Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.
19 November 2014
This month the focus falls on new recordings by Maria Callas, Antonio Pappano and Cecilia Bartoli.
20 June 2014
English National Opera hosts a special gala performance in celebration of the life of a crucial figure in British opera.
1 May 2014
A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.