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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

Richard E. Grant to present live cinema relay of Andrea Chénier on 29 January 2015

26 January 2015

British actor will introduce a live global audience to Giordano’s passionate opera.

Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier to be screened live in cinemas across the world on 29 January 2015

22 January 2015

David McVicar’s new production stars Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek.

Your reaction: Andrea Chénier

21 January 2015

What did you think of David McVicar's production of Giordano's verisimo opera?

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight – The Act III Trial Scene

19 January 2015

Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.

A blanket term misused: What is (and isn’t) verismo?

15 January 2015

Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight: The Improvviso

13 January 2015

Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.

Opera Essentials: Andrea Chénier

7 January 2015

Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.

Opera in the Real World: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

5 January 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

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

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