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Articles tagged with "Engelbert Humperdinck"

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Some things are better left unsung: Why composers use speech in opera

2 November 2015

Composers have long explored the gamut of vocal expression from a whisper to a scream.

Operatic magic: Fairytales and magical stories in opera

17 February 2015

Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.

Fun for All the Family: Operas originally created for children

7 November 2013

Opera has a long tradition of child-friendly works. Before curtain up on How the Whale Became, a few iconic examples.