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Articles tagged with "by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier"

Watch: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on Madama Butterfly – 'It's a shocking but very important story to tell'

23 December 2014

The directors on the power and insight offered in Puccini's iconic opera, which critiques cultural imperialism.

Royal Opera 2014 Review: What were your highlights of the year?

22 December 2014

Share your on-stage highlights from the past twelve months for the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Royal Opera.

Watch: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on Il turco in Italia - 'It's an ode to sex'

5 December 2014

The directors on setting Rossini's opera in the 1960s and their delight at working with baritone Alessandro Corbelli.

Watch: How to sing Rossini with Mark Elder

18 November 2014

Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.

How to Stage an Opera: Escape from Il barbiere di Siviglia

2 October 2014

The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.

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.

Il barbiere di Siviglia Musical highlight: The Act I finale

18 September 2014

Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.

Rossini vs the music industry: How the composer quietly subverted the 1800s mainstream


10 September 2014

Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?

Opera Essentials: Il barbiere di Siviglia

5 September 2014

Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

21 August 2014

Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.

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