Don't know your coloratura from your vibrato? What's this Baroque lark anyway? Our opera ABCs will set you straight!
Heading to an opera? Get fun facts, synopses, explanations, running times and so much more in our operas section.
Who writes operas? Start with our timeline of great composers and then dive into our detailed guides to Puccini and Verdi.
There's nothing like seeing, hearing and experiencing opera live. Learn about how and where you can do so.