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Articles tagged with "by Richard Jones"

Holding up a mirror: How opera composers reflect community and society

19 November 2015

Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.

Some things are better left unsung: Why composers use speech in opera

2 November 2015

Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.

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.

Puccini unpacked: A guide to one of the most-loved operatic composers

4 June 2015

The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.

Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’

27 May 2015

The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

Recommended recordings: May 2015

1 May 2015

This month the focus falls on our favourite DVD and CD recordings featuring Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Laughing out Loud Part 2: More of our favourite comic moments in opera

24 April 2015

Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.

Opera in the Real World Part 2: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

22 April 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16

15 April 2015

Live Cinema Season 2015/16 includes 6 Royal Opera and 6 Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.

Winter Season 2015/16

15 April 2015

Highlights this Season include a new Royal Opera production of Chabrier’s delightful comedy L’Etoile, Will Tuckett's Elizabeth and a Royal Ballet mixed programme devoted entirely to work by Christopher Wheeldon.

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