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Articles categorised as "Opera"

Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier to be screened live in cinemas across the world on 29 January 2015

22 January 2015

David’s McVicar’s new production stars Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek.

Your reaction: Andrea Chénier

21 January 2015

What did you think of David McVicar's production of Giordano's verisimo opera?

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight – The Act III Trial Scene

19 January 2015

Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.

Orfeo streamed for free online on 21 January 2015

17 January 2015

Royal Opera/Roundhouse production of Monteverdi’s baroque opera marks a first for both companies.

A blanket term misused: What is (and isn’t) verismo?

15 January 2015

Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.

Debate: What do you think of operatic edits?

14 January 2015

If the drama demands it, should passages of works be cut; or should we leave works as intended by the composer?

Your Reaction: Orfeo

14 January 2015

What did you think of Michael Boyd's Royal Opera/Roundhouse production of the first great opera?

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight: The Improvviso

13 January 2015

Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.

Young Artist Profile: Rachel Kelly - 'You can only really learn through experience’

12 January 2015

The Irish mezzo-soprano on the challenges and rewards of being a Jette Parker Young Artist, and performing in a very unique production of Orfeo at the Roundhouse.

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