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Articles tagged with "Chorus"

Watch: Why Les Contes d'Hoffmann is 'the perfect vehicle for cinema’

16 November 2016

How director John Schlesinger's background in film influenced his hyper-detailed production of Offenbach's opera.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Out Loud: Royal Opera Chorus to join Joseph Calleja for free pop-up performance

26 August 2016

Visitors to Covent Garden are invited to perform with the Royal Opera Chorus and soloists in a one-day celebration of song.

Watch: How choral singing can unite a community

22 July 2016

Ensemble singing groups like the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus offer unique opportunities for engaging with all walks of life.

Watch: Verdi’s 'Anvil Chorus' from Il trovatore

20 July 2016

Watch The Royal Opera Chorus perform the famous ‘Coro di zingari’ from Act 2, Scene 1 of Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera.

Watch: ‘Verdi felt the people of his own nation needed a voice’ – Why Nabucco remains politically potent

22 June 2016

Stars of Daniele Abbado’s production discuss why Verdi's Biblical epic was politically potent in his own time, and why it remains relevant today.

Tosca Musical Highlight: The Te Deum

11 January 2016

A stunning musical depiction of Heaven and Hell closes Act I of Puccini's iconic Roman opera.

ROH Chorus and Orchestra members to perform Christmas music at special Lunchtime Recital on 7 December 2015

4 December 2015

Free lunchtime concert will feature French Christmas music by composers including Saint-Saëns and Poulenc.

Cavalleria rusticana Musical Highlight: The Easter Hymn

30 November 2015

Mascagni’s draws on church music in this masterful and intense evocation of a small community and one guilt-ridden woman’s position outside of it.

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.

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