Five Opera Heroines: hear the world's best sopranos sing their hearts out
They live and die for love and art: meet the leading ladies who put emotion into song
International Opera Awards nominee Lauren Fagan stars as the doomed society hostess Violetta in a new production of this moving and melodious classic. Photo: Victoria CadischRead more ...
A painter and an opera singer, living, loving and working in Rome, put themselves in great danger as they defy a tyrannical chief of police. The title role of Tosca includes the great aria Vissi d'arte – 'I lived for art'.
Violetta appears to live the high life from day to day, but when real love arrives, she has to choose between her own future and her duty to the family of her lover, Alfredo. First production for ENO by new artistic director Daniel KramerRead more ...
Two pairs of lovers swap partners when a challenge is thrown down to the young men. Luckily the genius of Mozart can unravel this knot. Listen out for Eleanor Dennis in the florid role of FiordiligiRead more ...
The heartbreaking story of a young Japanese woman married on a whim by an American naval officer and abandoned by him is the inspiration for Puccini's ravishing opera, Madama Butterfly, with wonderful music for the soprano in the title role.Read more ...
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