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Articles tagged with "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"

Watch: Insights into Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

13 February 2017

Bryn Terfel, Antonio Pappano and Kasper Holten explored the music and production of Wagner's opera.

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?

Remembrance of things past: Nostalgia in opera

14 December 2015

Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.

Director of Opera Kasper Holten to leave The Royal Opera in March 2017

9 December 2015

The search for his successor will begin in the New Year.

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.

Opera in the Real World: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

5 January 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

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

Wagner unpacked: A guide to one of opera's greatest composers

19 November 2014

Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.

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.

Opera's Russian Dolls: the opera-within-an-opera

27 June 2014

Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.

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