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Articles tagged with "Anna Bolena"

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Opera in the Real World Part 2: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

22 April 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Move over, Wolf Hall: How Tudor history was embraced by Italian opera

18 July 2014

This tumultuous period of British history inspired a host of 19th-century operas.