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Articles tagged with "Carmen"

Opera Essentials: Bizet's Carmen

12 February 2018

Don't expect Spanish heat and gypsy passion from The Royal Opera's new production of Carmen.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Bizet's Carmen?

7 February 2018

Here's what the audience had to say about Barrie Kosky's new Royal Opera's production of Bizet's classic.

Watch: Insights into Bizet's Carmen

26 January 2018

A chance to get a glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production.

Cast change: Kristina Mkhitaryan to sing in Carmen

19 September 2017

Russian soprano to sing the role of Micaëla, replacing Anett Fritsch.

How do you complete an opera when its composer has died before finishing it?

22 May 2017

The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.

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.

Vlada Borovko on the thrills and challenges of performing a lead role at short notice

28 February 2017

The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.

10 of opera's greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

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

10 of opera's greatest mezzo-soprano roles

19 December 2016

Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.

Amazing ballet and opera settings that will make you want to travel

19 August 2016

Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.

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