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Articles tagged with "Enrico Caruso"

Pagliacci Musical Highlight: ‘Vesti la giubba’

27 November 2015

In this short aria – famously the first million-selling record in history – Leoncavallo tracks his central character’s descent into despair.

Listen: Antonio Pappano on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci — ‘The music is always on the verge of tears’

26 November 2015

The conductor on why Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s operas, immortalized in films including The Godfather, so perfectly encapsulate Italy and its people.

The ROH during World War I: Suffragettes, star names and shut doors

28 February 2014

1914 and the First World War saw Covent Garden in a number of guises - from fancy dress ball venue to furniture store.