Peter Grimes at La Scala, Milan
Richard Jones takes an uncompromising view of Britten's greatest opera in his La Scala staging, which is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The Royal Opera - coming to a cinema near you
Tickets? Check. Pepsi? Check. Popcorn? Check. Hop on the bus then – we're off to the opera
Grimes gets the big screen treatment
The most talked-about celebration of composer Benjamin Britten's centenary arrives in UK cinemas. Take a sou'wester
Daniel Slater directs Mozart at Garsington
Daniel Slater Affable, relaxed and knowledgeable, Daniel Slater may seem easy-going but his mind races when he waxes lirico about opera. Those synapses crackle with creative ...
Simon Thomas: ENO's new season most exciting for years
If English National Opera is experiencing financial difficulties at the moment, nobody's told the management.  At the launch of the 2013/14 season, the top team – Edward Gardner, John Berry ...
Wagner cornerstone of BBC Proms 2013
Following a superb line-up of operas at last year's BBC Proms, this season promises to be equally strong, especially if you're a Wagner fan.  The programme, which has just been announced, ...
Podcast: Behind the scenes with ENO's La Traviata
By Editorial Staff
Peter Konwitschny's highly filmic new staging of Verdi's La Traviata is now an opera in four "pictures": no interval, no grandstanding finales - not even Violetta's showstopping "Sempre libera" - but ...
Puppetry in Opera
By Editorial Staff
On Friday 8 November The Barbican hosted Puppetry in Opera, the first of two days organised by the Puppet Centre to explore the ways in which puppetry has been used in the past and visions fo
The Francis Bacon Opera
By Editorial Staff
Composer/director Stephen Crowe is taking his seventh chamber opera to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year to run the gauntlet of road-weary reviewers and faintly jaded audiences. The opera is a
Claire Rutter's Leap of Faith
By Editorial Staff
Picture, if you will, Christmas at the Rutter-Gadd household. Engineering-graduate turned award-winning baritone, Stephen Gadd is slaving over a hot stove, dousing the spuds in a lava of goose fat to ...