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Articles tagged with "by Richard Jones"

10 of opera’s greatest tenor roles

20 June 2017

Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.

Why Puccini is the Alfred Hitchcock of music

6 June 2017

Antonio Pappano on his three-decade love affair with the composer's works, and why he's excited for La bohème.

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

Why opera isn't all tragedies and trauma

22 May 2017

There's more to the art form than doom and gloom, as a number of comic gems prove.

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.

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

BBC Proms 2016: Our must-see recommendations

15 July 2016

With more than 90 concerts over the course of eight weeks, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Props to you! Prop-making tricks of the trade revealed

16 June 2016

Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree are just some of the impressive creations made behind the scenes.

The Royal Opera's Boris Godunov to be performed at BBC Proms on 16 July 2016

13 April 2016

A concert performance of Musorgsky's opera will star Bryn Terfel and will be conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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