Opera scholar Susan Rutherford traces Verdi's journey from composer to 'opera director.
Verdi 200: Verdi the Opera Director - the Composer's Other Artistic Side
Singing for Britten
John Bridcut explores Britten's creative relationship with amateur singers.
The Practice of Practising
Celebrated pianist Stephen Hough reflects on a life spent practising.
Simon Barnes on the sounds of the Suffolk coast, which inspired Britten's Peter Grimes.
From Neptune to Nixon
Adrian Mourby examines the history of the operatic plot.
Opera across the Waves
Flora Willson traces the roots of global opera broadcasting to old New York.
Donald Macleod pieces together the truths as he traces Verdi's life and music.
Pavarotti, Passion, & American Folk
Katie Derham interviews Nicoletta Mantovani, with performances from Xuefei Yang + more.