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Articles categorised as "Opera"

Watch: Insights into the music, history and direction of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier

6 December 2016

American soprano Renée Fleming and Kasper Holten discuss Robert Carsen's new Royal Opera production.

Opera Essentials: Der Rosenkavalier

6 December 2016

Our quick introduction to Richard Strauss’s comic opera.

Why Manon Lescaut launched Puccini into operatic stardom

6 December 2016

After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's Il trovatore (2016/17)

5 December 2016

Read the audience's reactions following the first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera.

Cast change: Massimo Giordano to sing in Manon Lescaut on 2 December 2016

2 December 2016

Italian tenor to replace Aleksandrs Antonenko in the role of Chevalier des Grieux.

Why did Schlesinger’s production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann hog the headlines?

28 November 2016

Sex scenes, scandal and sensational headlines: the ROH Collections team delve into the archives to uncover the buzz around this iconic production, 36 years on from its premiere.

Contemporary truths in Manon Lescaut: a powerful glimpse into modern slavery

25 November 2016

Puccini’s opera offers a rare and nuanced glimpse into exploitation and the complexities of one woman’s indecision between servitude and freedom.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Puccini's Manon Lescaut?

23 November 2016

Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko star in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking Royal Opera production.

Bringing a classic into focus: The challenges of reviving Les Contes d’Hoffmann

21 November 2016

With gigantic sets and rail-upon-rail of luxurious costumes, John Schlesinger’s sumptuous production is one of the toughest to stage in the repertory.

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut musical highlight: The intermezzo

17 November 2016

Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.

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