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Articles tagged with "baroque"

Listen: Juan Diego Flórez on Orphée et Eurydice: ‘You have to let go’

30 September 2015

The Peruvian tenor discusses the profound emotional power of Gluck’s opera and his past life as a pop star.

Watch: Highlights from Orphée et Eurydice

24 September 2015

A taster of John Fulljames and Hofesh Shechter's acclaimed new production starring Juan Diego Flórez.

Orphée et Eurydice Musical Highlights: Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Dance of the Furies

4 September 2015

This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.

Listen: Monteverdi’s Orfeo on BBC iPlayer

3 March 2015

Another chance to hear The Royal Opera and Roundhouse’s acclaimed production of the first great opera.

Orfeo Musical Highlight: 'Possente spirto'

9 January 2015

Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.

Opera Essentials: Orfeo

22 December 2014

Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.

Gods in opera: From the all-powerful to imagined excuses for human (in)actions

29 October 2014

The arts have a long tradition of depicting gods but in an age of increased scepticism, depictions of higher powers are more interesting than ever.

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

L'Ormindo to return to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe in February 2015

12 May 2014

Another chance to see Kasper Holten's acclaimed Royal Opera production of Cavalli's baroque opera.

L’Ormindo to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 14 April 2014

8 April 2014

A chance to hear The Royal Opera's musically lavish production of Cavalli’s comic Baroque opera.

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