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Articles tagged with "by Richard Eyre"

The Real Traviata: The tragic true story that inspired La traviata

15 January 2016

The life of courtesan Marie Duplessis and her early death from consumption inspired several works of art, including Verdi's famous opera.

La traviata musical highlight: ‘Ah fors’è lui’ / ‘Sempre libera’

8 January 2016

Violetta may hide her true feelings with a life of parties and excess, but Verdi's first aria for her reveals her desperate longing for love.

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.

Watch: Rolando Villazón and Saimir Pirgu on La traviata

23 October 2015

The tenors discuss the role of Alfredo, and the power and beauty of Verdi's iconic opera.

BBC celebrates the classical voice with three weeks of special programming

18 June 2015

The season runs until 4 July 2015 and includes a four-part series presented by Antonio Pappano, the finals of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and a broadcast of WNO’s Peter Pan.

Introducing… Sonya Yoncheva

17 June 2015

The Bulgarian soprano returns to the Royal Opera House to reprise her remarkable performances in La traviata.

Which opera would you recommend to a first-timer?

3 June 2015

Share your recommendations of the show you think is perfect for a newcomer.

Debate: What do you think of mid-performance applause?

29 May 2015

Is clapping after an aria, pas de deux or solo an appropriate display of appreciation, or does it shatter the illusion of theatre?

Verdi unpacked: A guide to the master of Italian opera

21 May 2015

The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.

Your reaction: La traviata 2015

19 May 2015

What did you think of Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's classic tragedy?

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