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Articles tagged with "Gaetano Donizetti"

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.

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.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

The glass harmonica: the world's most dangerous instrument?

25 April 2016

Credited with unexplained deaths and mental breakdowns, how can 37 glass bowls cause so much chaos?

Lucia di Lammermoor musical highlight: The Act II sextet and finale

11 April 2016

One of all opera's most dramatic scenes, this beautiful and complex ensemble is perhaps Donizetti's finest moment.

The rise and fall of opera's prima donnas

5 April 2016

Lucia di Lammermoor rests on the talents of prima donnas but it also marked the beginning of the end of their dominance of the stage.

Watch: Katie Mitchell on Lucia di Lammermoor 'My focus is 100% on the female characters'

11 March 2016

The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.

Watch: Lucia di Lammermoor live-streamed Insight event

10 March 2016

Join Director Katie Mitchell and other members of the cast and creative team for a glimpse of the new production before opening night.

Opera Essentials: Lucia di Lammermoor

9 March 2016

Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.

When behind the scenes becomes centre stage in opera and ballet

6 May 2015

Operas and ballets often take themselves as a subject – with comic, confusing or even violent results!

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