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Articles tagged with "Don Carlo"

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

10 transformative opera marathons

24 April 2016

As the London Marathon takes place, take a look at the longest works in the operatic repertory.

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.

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.

Verdi unpacked: A guide to the master of Italian opera

21 May 2015

The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.

Opera in the Real World Part 2: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

22 April 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.

Voices Off: Famous examples of offstage voices in opera

6 March 2014

Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.

BFI to run Opera on TV season

3 March 2014

Highlights include a screening of Zeffirelli's 1964 Tosca starring Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi.

Don Carlo to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 7 October 2013

4 October 2013

Production photos and essential guides to aspects of Verdi’s political thriller.

Musical highlights: ‘Dio, che nell’alma infondere’ from Don Carlo

3 October 2013

Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.

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