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Articles tagged with "by Nicholas Hytner"

Don Carlo musical highlight: the Grand Inquisitor duet

16 May 2017

This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.

Watch: Why composers and directors can't resist adapting the works of Shakespeare

15 May 2017

Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's Don Carlo?

15 May 2017

Audience and press reviews of The Royal Opera's staging of Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain.

The true story behind Verdi’s opera Don Carlo

3 May 2017

High dramatic tension, low historical accuracy: Verdi’s magnificent opera tells a story too good not to set to music.

Cast change: Christoph Pohl and Simone Piazzola to sing in Don Carlo

2 May 2017

German and Italian baritones to sing the role of Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa.

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

Cast change: Kristin Lewis to sing in Don Carlo

26 April 2017

American soprano to replace Krassimira Stoyanova in the role of Elizabeth of Valois.

10 of the most challenging mezzo-soprano roles

19 December 2016

Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

Remembrance of things past: Nostalgia in opera

14 December 2015

Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.

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