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Articles tagged with "by Christof Loy"

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.

10 of opera's greatest mezzo-soprano roles

19 December 2016

Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.

What’s On Stage Opera Poll 2016 nominations announced

7 December 2015

Nominees include Nina Stemme, Nicole Car, Mariusz Kwiecień and Kasper Holten’s production of Król Roger.

Your Reaction: Ariadne auf Naxos 2015

11 October 2015

What did you think of Christof Loy's production of Strauss's playful fusion of tragic opera and romantic farce?

Cast change: Ji-Min Park to sing in Ariadne Auf Naxos

22 September 2015

Korean tenor to replace Wynne Evans in the role of Scaramuccio.

When behind the scenes becomes centre stage in opera and ballet

6 May 2015

Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!

Experimentation, experimentation, experimentation: Über-radical opera in 1920s Germany

4 March 2015

The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.

The Shipping Cues: Why ships on stage make great drama

17 February 2015

Building a ship on stage might be a stage designer’s nightmare, but life on or by the sea has made ideal material for some of opera’s greatest stories.

Your reaction: Tristan und Isolde

6 December 2014

What did you think of Christof Loy's production of Wagner's influential opera?

Quoting Tristan: Echoes of Wagner over 150 years of music and film

3 December 2014

Richard Wagner's iconic masterpiece pervades Western culture.

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