Christine Rice discusses playing Hansel
This country has produced its fair share of internationally acclaimed mezzo-sopranos over the years, and Christine Rice is definitely one of the most exciting to appear in recent years. Equally at h
Christian Gerhaher discusses The Royal Opera's new Tannhäuser
You never know quite what to expect when you arrive at the Royal Opera House after a stage rehearsal, but on this occasion everyone looked rather dishevelled – the chorus was wielding machine
Simon McBurney on A Dog's Heart
Despite being a fine actor in his own right, Simon McBurney is probably best known as founder and artistic director of the theatre group Complicité, which has produced many iconic theatre pie
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann talks about Adriana Lecouvreur
Arriving early at the Stage Door of The Royal Opera House, there can be no mistaking the clarion tenor voice echoing from the loudspeakers - I take a peek at the monitor and witness the last few min
The legend of Don Juan
Libertine, serial-seducer, sex-addict, rapist and murderer. Not bad going for one person – indeed looked at in the cold light of day one is hard-pressed to work out why we’re so fascinated
Piotr Beczala
It’s not every day you get to interview a man in tights, but as Polish tenor Piotr Beczala rushes past me on the way to his dressing room following one of the penultimate stage rehearsals for
Dmitri Hvorostovsky on Rigoletto
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky is one of the world’s most glamorous opera stars. With his distinctive silver hair, vocal beauty and thrilling stage presence, he tends to dominate the stage whenever he ap
Lawrence Zazzo
As the English National Opera continues to expand the Handel operas in its repertory, I took some time out with one of America’s leading countertenors, Laurence Zazzo, on the eve of his role d
Véronique Gens
Despite having sung the long and arduous title role in the Royal Opera’s new production of Baroque rarity Niobe, Regina di Tebe (Niobe, Queen of Thebes) by Steffani at the general rehears
A Brief Encounter With ... Amanda Roocroft
Amanda Roocroft is one of this country’s most sought-after sopranos, having appeared at most of the major opera houses throughout the world, but unlike many singers who build their careers by st