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Articles tagged with "by Andrei Serban"

Watch: The Royal Opera’s Turandot on-demand

15 July 2017

Puccini’s great final work contains one of all opera’s most iconic tunes – ‘Nessun dorma’.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Puccini's Turandot on BP Big Screens?

14 July 2017

Audience reviews of The Royal Opera's BP Big Screen relay and stream of Puccini's masterpiece.

‘Heads will roll’: Oriental theatre and the staging of Puccini’s Turandot

6 July 2017

References to China, Chinese theatre and Eastern imagery run through Andrei Serban's production of Turandot.

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.

Cast change: Sung Kyu Park to sing in Turandot on 16 July 2017

21 April 2017

Tenor replaces Alfred Kim in the role of Calaf.

Cast change: Hibla Gerzmava to sing in Turandot on 5, 9, 12, 15 July 2017

18 April 2017

Soprano replaces Dinara Alieva singing the role of Liù in Puccini's opera.

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Puccini unpacked: A guide to one of the most-loved operatic composers

4 June 2015

The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.

Operatic magic: Fairytales and magical stories in opera

17 February 2015

Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.

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