There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.
News and features regarding ‘Falstaff by Robert Carsen’
- 22 May 2017
- 30 January 2017
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?
- 16 June 2016
Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree are just some of the impressive creations made behind the scenes.
- 15 April 2016
Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.
- 14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
- 2 September 2015
Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.
- 24 July 2015
Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.
- 13 July 2015
The Canadian tenor was particularly acclaimed for his performances in Verdi, Wagner and as Peter Grimes, but was also celebrated across a wide repertory.
- 10 July 2015
The filmmaker observed Robert Carsen's production from the side of stage during its New York performances, following his memorable film documenting Dialogues des Carmélites.
- 10 July 2015
Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.
- 7 July 2015
What did you think of Robert Carsen’s colourful production of Verdi's final opera?
- 6 July 2015
Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.