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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Watch: Joseph Calleja in conversation – ‘Mimicry is the best asset a singer can have’

25 November 2014

The Maltese tenor on his musical upbringing, the challenges of opera stardom, and the role he would still love to tackle.

Our favourite romantic love duets

24 November 2014

19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.

Venice has provided setting and inspiration for countless operas


3 October 2014

The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.

Stormy weather: How opera composers use musical maelstroms

23 September 2014

Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Laughing out loud: Some of our favourite comedy moments in opera

18 September 2014

Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove. But do you agree with our choices?

Your reaction: Rigoletto on BP Big Screens 2014

17 September 2014

What did you think of the last of three BP Big Screens this summer?

Cast Change: Saimir Pirgu to sing in Rigoletto on 17 September

16 September 2014

Albanian tenor to replace Piero Pretti in the role of the Duke of Mantua.

Rigoletto to be shown for free on BP Big Screens in 2014

15 September 2014

Verdi' great tragic opera to be relayed across the UK on 17 September.

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