Italian-language operas in all BBC programmes
Robert Hollingworth explores the musical ideas of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
Stephen Johnson explores the depiction of character and drama in The Marriage of Figaro.
Catherine Bott explores Puccini's La Boheme.
Charles Hazlewood explores Rossini's comic opera style.
Stephen Johnson and the BBC SO consider Verdi's opera Otello.
Stephen Johnson explores the ideas and music behind Verdi's Rigoletto.