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Articles tagged with "aria"

Musical Highlight: 'Vissi d'arte' from Tosca

1 May 2014

A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.

La traviata Musical Highlight: 'Parigi, o cara'

17 April 2014

We look at the moving final duet between Verdi's heroine Violetta and her love Alfredo.

Musical Highlight: 'Che rimiro? O stupore' from L'Ormindo

18 March 2014

We explore a very special duet from Francesco Cavalli's baroque opera.

Manon’s musical highlights: The arias of Massenet's heroine

7 January 2014

We look at a handful of the gorgeous arias composed for this charming, capricious heroine.

Women Behaving Badly: Opera's greatest femmes fatales

6 December 2013

What is it about the ‘bad girls’ of opera that we find so appealing?

When ballet meets pop music

8 November 2013

From Lady Gaga and the Bolshoi to Freddie Mercury and The Royal Ballet, pop and ballet are fascinated by each other.

Musical highlight: ‘Orfanella il tetto umile…Figlia! A tal nome palpito’ from Simon Boccanegra

27 June 2013

A look at one of Verdi’s finest duets, which sees the emotional reunion of a father and his daughter.

Recommended recordings: June 2013

19 June 2013

June sees new releases from Aleksandra Kurzak and Piotr Beczala as well as a trio of Rosenblatt Recital recordings.

Musical highlight: ‘Morgen mittags um elf!’ from Capriccio

11 June 2013

The Countess's finale sees her choose between two prospective lovers and showcases Richard Strauss's love of the soprano voice.

Musical Highlight: 'Oh mattutini albori!' from La donna del lago

21 May 2013

Rossini introduces us to his heroine Elena as she rows her boat across a loch.



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