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Articles categorised as "Opera"

The ‘deep humanity and dark colour’ of Verdi’s I due Foscari

21 October 2014

Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna on conducting his first opera at the Royal Opera House.

Verdi’s I due Foscari live in cinemas on 27 October 2014

20 October 2014

Stephen Fry will present the performance, starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Finding the right sound: an interview with Marc Minkowski

20 October 2014

We spoke to the conductor ahead of his Royal Opera debut conducting Mozart's early masterpiece, Idomeneo.

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

Your reaction: I due Foscari

15 October 2014

What did you think of Thaddeus Strassberger's production of Verdi's early tragedy?

Listen: Antonio Pappano - 'Every note must be theatrical. Every note is important'

13 October 2014

The Music Director of The Royal Opera on opera in cinemas, the pressure on singers, and his thoughts on concept-led 'Regietheater'.

Your Reaction: The Trial

13 October 2014

What did you think of Philip Glass's operatic adaptation of Franz Kafka's classic novel?

Your Reaction: Plácido Domingo In Conversation livestream

12 October 2014

Catch up with Antonio Pappano's chat with the opera star, and see a selection of audience comments.

Context is king: Verdi's self-criticism of I due Foscari overlooks extraordinary emotional insight

12 October 2014

The composer thought his early tragedy too bleak – but look closer and Verdi the dramatist begins to emerge from the shadows in this crucial work.

Kafka's daily grind: The Trial and the dehumanizing boredom of office life

9 October 2014

In his most famous stories this iconic author explored the relentless tedium of working life.

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