Operas in all BBC programmes
Stephen Johnson discusses why Beethoven composed four overtures for Fidelio.
Charles Hazlewood explores the pieces Britten extracted from his opera.
Martyn Brabbins explores Delius's orchestral music.
Charles Hazlewood discusses various fairy tales set to music.
Stephen Johnson explores Holst's The Perfect Fool.
Stephen Johnson looks at the music of American composer John Adams.
Stephen Johnson explores John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony.
Looking at Kodaly's suite Hary Janos and profiling the cimbalom, which features in it.
Alwynne Pritchard explores Messiaen's opera St Francis of Assisi.
Robert Hollingworth explores the musical ideas of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
Charles Hazlewood explores Mozart's The Magic Flute through the principal characters.
Stephen Johnson explores the depiction of character and drama in The Marriage of Figaro.
Stephen Johnson explores the world of musical characterisation in opera.
Catherine Bott explores Puccini's La Boheme.
Stephen Johnson and Nicholas Kraemer examine Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Charles Hazlewood explores Rossini's comic opera style.
A look at Peter Maxwell Davies's music theatre work, Eight Songs for a Mad King.
Charles Hazlewood considers the significance of the horn to early Romantic composers.
Stephen Johnson and the BBC SO consider Verdi's opera Otello.
Stephen Johnson explores the ideas and music behind Verdi's Rigoletto.
Stephen Johnson explores Wagner's orchestra and how he used it to evoke profound emotions.
Stephen Johnson explores Act 3 of Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.
Watch Stephen Johnson's analysis of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Nicholas Kraemer.
Charles Hazlewood looks at Kurt Weill's music from Der Silbersee.
Stephen Johnson surveys Alexander Zemlinsky's opera A Florentine Tragedy.