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Articles tagged with "by Kasper Holten"

Why opera isn't all tragedies and trauma

22 May 2017

There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

The man behind the Meistersinger: Who was the real Hans Sachs?

15 March 2017

Wagner's operatic hero actually existed, and his Monty Python-esque works range from the bawdy to the poignant.

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg musical highlight: ‘Selig, wie die Sonne’

14 March 2017

Richard Wagner’s magnificent quintet – arguably his greatest ensemble – radiantly celebrates love and art.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg?

13 March 2017

Kasper Holten makes his farewell with a performance of Wagner's comic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Bryn Terfel.

Why Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is an opera for our times

6 March 2017

Wagner may have written his opera in the 19th century, but its themes of tension between populism and elitism make it strikingly relevant today.

Opera Essentials: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

24 February 2017

Our quick introduction to Richard Wagner’s glorious, profound comedy The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, on the role of the artist.

Watch: Insights into Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

13 February 2017

Bryn Terfel, Antonio Pappano and Kasper Holten explored the music and production of Wagner's opera.

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

How St Petersburg has inspired writers and composers

2 November 2016

Russia’s second city has inspired numerous great ballets, operas, plays and works of literature.

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