Opera Articles

An Opera Odyssey

Opera Odyssey is an amazingly inspiring journey, exploring the four centuries of opera from Peri to Bruči, in a massive video series.

Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh, Bizet’s first mature opera, came right before Carmen. Its music is rich, sensual and beautifully orchestrated, totally worth the listening.

The art of training and developing the voice

The great dramatic tenor James McCray offers his thoughts on some misunderstandings in the modern way of training the voice.

Does size matter?

Who says opera should only be staged and performed by big opera houses?
Small opera companies have the capacity to refuel people’s attention on this art, breaking the rituals and engaging new and old audiences.

Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh, Bizet’s first mature opera, came right before Carmen. Its music is rich, sensual and beautifully orchestrated, totally worth the listening.

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Who says opera should only be staged and performed by big opera houses?
Small opera companies have the capacity to refuel people’s attention on this art, breaking the rituals and engaging new and old audiences.

The rape of Opera

The rape of Opera

The recent production of Guillame Tell at ROH marked a threshold: the literalisation of a woman’s rape on stage. We...

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On singers’ size

On singers’ size

Dear music critics of the London Times, I have read quite a few of your opera critiques: more often than not, they...

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Gumption ‘n Rose

Gumption ‘n Rose

Rose Beuret, long life companion of Rodin, was not initially part of the plan. After all the opera already had two...

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