A performance of Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia given at Glyndebourne.
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Katie Derham presents a rare performance of Mascagni's Iris, from the Montpellier Festival
Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Rossini's The Barber of Seville.
Le Concert d'Astree performs Handel's oratorio Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Mark Elder conducts Rossini's opera Semiramide.
Opera scholar Susan Rutherford traces Verdi's journey from composer to 'opera director.
Adrian Mourby examines the history of the operatic plot.
Simon Barnes on the sounds of the Suffolk coast, which inspired Britten's Peter Grimes.
The history of a traditional song that influenced Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes.
Piers Burton-Page tells the story of Thomas Arne's lost opera L'Olimpiade.