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Articles tagged with "giacomo puccini"

Watch: The Royal Opera’s Turandot on-demand

15 July 2017

Puccini’s great final work contains one of all opera’s most iconic tunes – ‘Nessun dorma’.

‘Heads will roll’: Oriental theatre and the staging of Puccini’s Turandot

6 July 2017

References to China, Chinese theatre and Eastern imagery run through Andrei Serban's production of Turandot.

10 of opera’s greatest tenor roles

20 June 2017

Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.

Why Puccini is the Alfred Hitchcock of music

6 June 2017

Antonio Pappano on his three-decade love affair with the composer's works, and why he's excited for La bohème.

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

How do you complete an opera when its composer has died before finishing it?

22 May 2017

The opera repertory is littered with controversial, posthumously completed works.

Watch: Uncovering the musical secrets of Puccini's Madama Butterfly

10 April 2017

Antonio Pappano and Ermonela Jaho unpick the opera's famous score with a musical masterclass.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to be relayed live to cinemas on 30 March 2017

27 March 2017

The opera about a heartbroken Japanese geisha will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and star Ermonela Jaho.

Opera Essentials: Puccini's Madama Butterfly

23 March 2017

Our quick guide to Puccini's heartbreaking opera.

Butterfly’s sanctuary: The long history of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House

20 March 2017

From the opera’s UK premiere in 1905 through to the present day, Puccini’s much-loved opera has a long and close relationship with Covent Garden.

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