When I'm exploring and teaching, I often find myself referencing voice, opera and theatre as a way to drill down to the essence of musical connection and communication. If that world feels alien to you, here's a focussed, evolving list of operas to illuminate your adventures.

Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart

Fidelio, Beethoven

Rigoletto, Verdi

Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky

Tristan & Isolde, Wagner

Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky

La Boheme, Puccini

Wozzeck, Berg

Peter Grimes, Britten