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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

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.

Your reaction: Rigoletto 2014

13 September 2014

What did you think of David McVicar's production of Verdi's tragic opera?

Rigoletto Musical Highlight: ‘Caro nome’

9 September 2014

Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.

Rigoletto: How Verdi revolutionized opera

4 September 2014

The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.

5 things you need to know about Rigoletto

29 August 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's acclaimed tragedy.

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