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Articles categorised as "Opera"

Your Reaction: What did you think of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore?

31 May 2017

Audience reactions to The Royal Opera's production of Donizetti's sunny opera.

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

Watch: Why performing Verdi's Otello ranks among opera's greatest challenges

23 May 2017

As the Shakespearean opera returns to the stage, Antonio Pappano reveals what makes the piece 'an Everest'.

Why opera isn't all tragedies and trauma

22 May 2017

There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.

How do you complete an opera when its composer has died before finishing it?

22 May 2017

The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.

Don Carlo musical highlight: the Grand Inquisitor duet

16 May 2017

This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's Don Carlo?

15 May 2017

Audience and press reviews of The Royal Opera's staging of Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain.

The secret world of the opera prompter

10 May 2017

Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.

Opera Essentials: Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya

8 May 2017

Our quick introduction to this world premiere from a music icon.

The true story behind Verdi’s opera Don Carlo

3 May 2017

High dramatic tension, low historical accuracy: Verdi’s magnificent opera tells a story too good not to set to music.

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