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Articles tagged with "Bel Canto"

The Rise and Rise of the Romantic Tenor

23 June 2015

How one vocal experiment revolutionized operatic vocal writing, and what audiences expected from the art form's leading men.

Recommended recordings: April 2015

17 April 2015

This month the focus falls on a new album from Diana Damrau, a reissue from Leonard Bernstein and a must-hear, Orpheus-inspired Baroque compilation.

Il turco in Italia Musical Highlight: ‘D’un bell’uso in Turchio’

10 April 2015

Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.

Opera Essentials: Il barbiere di Siviglia

5 September 2014

Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

Your reaction: La donna del lago in cinemas

28 May 2013

Audience tweets from the cinema relay of John Fulljames's Royal Opera production.

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.



A Tribute to Joan Sutherland – an exhibition

10 October 2011

Exhibition at the Royal Opera House until 2012 focusing on the career of the legendary soprano.