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Articles tagged with "by Richard Jones"

Il trittico Musical Highlight: ‘O mio babbino caro’

11 February 2016

Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.

Cast change: Patricia Racette to sing in Il trittico

1 February 2016

American soprano will replace Martina Serafin in the role of Giorgetta in Il tabarro.

Watch: Antonio Pappano explores the music of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica

28 January 2016

The Music Director of the Royal Opera digs deeper into the scores of two of the three operas that make up Il trittico.

Explore Royal Opera House productions with pre-performance talks

27 January 2016

You don't need a performance ticket to attend a pre-show talk, meaning that exploring productions is even easier than before.

Watch: Ermonela Jaho on returning to Suor Angelica — 'I sing with a different perception now – I’m more dramatic'

7 January 2016

The Albanian soprano stars in the second opera of Puccini’s trio of one-acters, Il trittico.

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.

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.

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