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Articles tagged with "censorship"

Verdi the radical: How the free-spirited composer shocked the opera world

8 December 2016

The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.

The Fight to the Stage: Donizetti and censorship

16 July 2014

Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.

Opera and censorship: A history of bans and forced rewrites

8 June 2014

Political and moral agendas have seen some of history's greatest composers put under pressure to change their work.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: K is for Kaiser

20 April 2014

Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.

Royalty on stage: Famous examples and struggles with censorship

18 June 2013

To celebrate Richard Jones's new production of Gloriana, a look at changing depictions.