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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

New animations offer fresh take on classic operatic moments  

9 March 2015

Playful interpretations of extracts from Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and La traviata.

Nominations for Olivier Awards 2015 announced

9 March 2015

Nominees include Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Wheeldon, and The Royal Opera's offsite programme in collaboration with Shakespeare's Globe and the Roundhouse.

When opera meets pop music

5 March 2015

From David Bowie and Kelis to Jeff Buckley and Weezer, the world of pop has a passion for opera.

Debate: Are intervals a frustrating distraction from the drama or a valuable break to gather thoughts?

24 February 2015

Which works do you think could do with an interval tweak?

Your Reaction: Die Zauberflöte 2015

24 February 2015

What did you think of David McVicar's production of Mozart's fantastical comedy?

Die Zauberflöte Musical Highlights: A tasting menu of different styles

23 February 2015

We celebrate the wide variety of musical styles Mozart uses in this wonderful opera.

Exploding palaces and masses of high Cs – the rise, fall and rise again of grand opera

20 February 2015

In her first post, our Writer in Residence explores the fortunes of a spectacular art form.

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.

Listen: Toby Spence on Die Zauberflöte – ‘I can't think of an opera that engages so wholeheartedly with humanity’s biggest questions’

13 February 2015

English tenor Toby Spence discusses the very essence of Mozart’s masterpiece.

Opera Essentials: Die Zauberflöte

12 February 2015

Our quick guide to Mozart’s glorious fantasy opera.

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