Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
Comedian Miles Jupp on his starring role as bass drum player in Verdi’s Requiem.
Opera scholar Susan Rutherford traces Verdi's journey from composer to 'opera director.
Roger Parker explores Verdi's status as an Italian national figure.
Stephen Johnson and the BBC SO consider the musical workings of Verdi's opera Otello.
Stephen Johnson explores some of the ideas and music of Verdi's masterpiece, Rigoletto.