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Articles tagged with "by Francesca Zambello"

Holding up a mirror: How opera composers reflect community and society

19 November 2015

Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.

Cast change: Andrea Carè to sing in Carmen on 14 and 16 November 2015

11 November 2015

Italian tenor to replace Jonas Kaufmann due to illness.

Some things are better left unsung: Why composers use speech in opera

2 November 2015

Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.

Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream: Rethinking opera's approach to death

29 October 2015

Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.

Your Reaction: Carmen 2015

20 October 2015

What did you think of Francesca Zambello's production of Bizet's classic opera?

Youth Opera Company to star alongside some of the world’s top opera singers in Carmen

19 October 2015

The Royal Opera’s young singing group will perform alongside singers including Bryan Hymel, Jonas Kaufmann and Sonya Yoncheva.

Carmen Musical Highlight: Don José’s Flower Song

30 September 2015

Don José’s only aria is a brilliant portrayal of masochistic devotion.

Watch: Our favourite Jonas Kaufmann clips

9 September 2015

Ahead of the tenor's performance at the Last Night of the BBC Proms, we pick some of our favourite YouTube clips.

Trade Secrets: How do you train a chicken?

24 July 2015

Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.

Opera and Music 2015/16

15 April 2015

Details of The Royal Opera’s 2015/16 Season have been announced.

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