As violinist André Rieu celebrates his 72nd birthday we take a look at how he became the 'King of the Waltz'. Happy Birthday André!
Discover our selection of the greatest ballet music including Tchaikovsky's ‘Swan Lake’, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘The Nutcracker’.
Discover the story behind Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’, one of the greatest tenor arias ever written, featuring Pavarotti’s immortal recording.
Listen to Herbert von Karajan’s legendary 'New Year’s Concert In Vienna' 1987 – thirty-four years on the magic is as vivid as ever.
Who are the best opera composers of all time? Explore our selection of the greatest influential opera composers throughout history.
John Williams is the most successful film composer of all time – explore the best John Williams works including the theme from 'Star Wars'.
Explore Beethoven’s only opera ‘Fidelio’, a masterpiece celebrating love and freedom, featuring our recommended recording starring Jonas Kaufmann.
Celebrate the centenary of the premiere of Edward Elgar’s 'Cello Concerto' by exploring the story behind the legendary masterpiece.
Find out why Sir Georg Solti’s phenomenal recording of Wagner’s 'Ring' Cycle is regarded as the best recording ever made.
Explore the best of ‘King Of The Waltz’ André Rieu – our essential top ten tracks include 'The Blue Danube', 'The Second Waltz', and 'Boléro'.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by exploring classical space music including Vangelis’ 'Rosetta' inspired by the Rosetta mission.
Read our guide to the essential Pavarotti and Donizetti operas including ‘La Fille Du Regiment’, ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’ and ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’.
Read our guide to the essential Pavarotti and Verdi operas, a match made in heaven, featuring ‘Rigoletto’, ‘Il Trovatore’, ‘La Traviata’ and ‘Aida’.
Pavarotti is principally associated with only a handful of composers and prime among them is Puccini – read our guide to their essential operas.
Want to know where to start with opera? Discover our selection of the best operas featuring the top 10 most popular operas of all time.