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Articles tagged with "Georges Bizet"

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.

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.

Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs

10 July 2015

Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.

Eastern Promises: The allure of the Orient in opera and ballet

27 March 2015

Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.

Musical Highlight: Carmen's finale

28 November 2013

How Bizet ratchets up the tension in one of opera's most thrilling endings.