“Peter Grimes”… on the beach! Benjamin Britten’s opera was one of the key events at the latest edition of the festival he created in the late 1940s
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Verona. A city of history, architecture, and a world-renowned opera festival.
Recently, the Italian city hosted the
The Salzburg Festival celebrates the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth with three of his operas: ‘Don Carlo’ is one of them – the longest, the most
Billy Budd is back at Glyndebourne Festival!
It is one of the major works by English composer Benjamin Britten, whose birth centenary is
In the extra features of the interview with Paule Constable, the multi-prize winning lighting designer reveals details of her work, her love for
The future stars of opera have been singing their souls out at the prestigious summer school at the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany – named after
More excerpts from our interview with Lady Valerie Solti.
Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli takes the lead in the lastest, production of Vincenzo Bellini’s romantic tragedy ‘Norma’.
It tells the story of a
All the big names in Russian opera and ballet performed at a recent gala to open the new Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
Vienna, the city of art and music par excellence, was recently the venue for Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’ performed at the Konzerthaus – the
A global entertainment phenomenon, a mega-star tenor, a crossover champion – Andrea Bocelli is all of these and much more. With sales exceeding 80
“Parsifal” by Richard Wagner has triumphed recently at the Met in New York. The charismatic presence of the main interpreter, German tenor Jonas
In this unedited footage Jonas Kaufmann tells of the impossibility of choosing between Wagner and Verdi, whilst Asher Fisch also recounts of the
It’s the essential rendez-vous for music lovers on Italian public radio: La Barcaccia, a satirical show on the world of opera.
Both cult and
It is one of the most popular operas in the world. More than 150 years after its premiere, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata still leaves both
Venice and Verdi: the inseparable. The city where such famous operas as Rigoletto or La Traviata premiered, and the great Italian composer, whose
Renowned British conductor tells us about the enriching experience of working with Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore, his love for La Fenice opera
La Scala in Milan opened its new season with a production of Wagner’s Lohengrin, an opera the composer himself said was his saddest work.
Monte Carlo’s Opera House has opened the season with one of Puccini’s less known but most complex works.
Rising opera star Meagan Miller, the
2013 will mark the bicentenary of Wagner’s birth.
To celebrate the anniversary, London’s Royal Opera House has put on the whole of Wagner’s Ring
Interview with Maestro Antonio Pappano.
Renée Fleming returns to one of her most celebrated roles as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello.
It is currently on at New York’s Met, home to the
The tragic story of Mimì and Rodolfo in early nineteenth century Paris, and the unforgettable arias which made La Bohème immortal, have drawn
More excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, soprano Carmen Giannattasio and tenor Saimir
The poet E.T.A Hoffmann called Mozart’s Don Giovanni “the opera of all operas” and for the 90th anniversary of the Festival Arena di Verona, the
There was a very modern setting in Salzburg for the production of Handel’s opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt.
The power struggle between Cleopatra and