An audience has for the first time been able to buy £10 tickets to watch a performance at the Royal Opera House from the orchestra pit.
Opera star Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is calling time on a career spanning over 40 years, but hints she may still be tempted to return.
The first record made by opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is being released to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut on British television.
The recording of an aria from Puccini's La Boheme was kept in his personal archive for 50 years before being discovered by his widow Nicoletta Mantovani.
She praised the record company behind the album, Decca Records, for “keeping Luciano’s memory alive in this way" and called the upcoming anniversary of his debut on British television "momentous”.
The album will be released in October.
In a world of high drama, love stories don't come much more extravagant than that of the tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Angela Gheorghui.
World-famous opera singer Bryn Terfel will be the high-profile face of the Olympic torch relay as it travels through North Wales.
The celebrated bass-baritone is looking forward to his latest role.
Carrying the Olympic flame at 6-13 pm on Monday in the city of Bangor North Wales. From the Clock Tower to Lôn Popty.