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Articles tagged with "Don Carlo"

Don Carlo musical highlight: the Grand Inquisitor duet

16 May 2017

This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Verdi's Don Carlo?

15 May 2017

Audience and press reviews of The Royal Opera's staging of Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain.

The true story behind Verdi’s opera Don Carlo

3 May 2017

High dramatic tension, low historical accuracy: Verdi’s magnificent opera tells a story too good not to set to music.

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

10 of the most challenging 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.

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.

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