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Articles tagged with "by Katharina Thoma"

Listen: Joseph Calleja on Un ballo in maschera - 'Opera is an amplification of human emotions'

19 December 2014

The Maltese tenor on the power of the art form, and how he portrays strong emotions on stage.

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Act II Grand Duet

18 December 2014

Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.

Sensuality of the Cemetery: The changing shapes of grave monuments

16 December 2014

Verdi’s sepulchral opera Un ballo in maschera is a heady mix of the solemn and the sensual – a combination reflected in the history of cemetery sculpture.

5 things you need to know about Un ballo in maschera

15 December 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.

Watch: Un ballo in maschera rehearsals with the Ladies Chorus and Joseph Calleja

11 December 2014

A glimpse into how a director works with an ensemble to add psychological depth to crowd scenes.

Cast changes: Un ballo in maschera

9 December 2014

Serena Gamberoni to replace Rosemary Joshua in the role of Oscar, and Jihoon Kim to replace James Platt in the role of Tom.

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Laughing Chorus in Act II

9 December 2014

Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.

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.

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