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Articles tagged with "by Richard Jones"

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

Laughing out loud: Some of our favourite comedy moments in opera

18 September 2014

Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove. But do you agree with our choices?

Your Reaction: Anna Nicole

12 September 2014

What did you think of Mark-Anthony Turnage's celebrity-inspired opera?

Anna Nicole Musical Highlight: The PARTAY! Scene

11 September 2014

With its lavish hedonism, Anna Nicole makes the soirées in La traviata and La bohème look like a teddy bears' picnic.

Listen: Antonio Pappano - 'Theatre is something that every human being needs'

11 September 2014

The Music Director of The Royal Opera on what he's most excited about over the coming Season, juggling two high-profile jobs, and why the arts are vital.

Red carpet to be rolled out for students and under-25s at Anna Nicole on 11 September 2014

10 September 2014

Very special first night of the Season will include a live jazz band in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, free beer, and a special dining menu.

Big and Beautiful: The complex questions raised by cosmetic surgery

3 September 2014

Anna Nicole Smith's tale is reflective of contradictory messages about female body size.

Living the American Dream: How opera has embraced and attacked a national ethos

1 September 2014

From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.

Listen: Why does Anna Nicole Smith's life and death still fascinate?

28 August 2014

Former editor of Heat magazine Julian Linley on the media's reaction to Anna Nicole Smith and how social media has turned the cameras on us all.

5 things you need to know about Anna Nicole, the opera

25 August 2014

Our guide to Mark-Anthony Turnage's sensational 2011 opera.

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