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Articles tagged with "Gioachino Rossini"

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

Venice has provided setting and inspiration for countless operas


3 October 2014

The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.

Il barbiere di Siviglia Musical highlight: The Act I finale

18 September 2014

Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.

Rossini vs the music industry: How the composer quietly subverted the 1800s mainstream


10 September 2014

Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?

5 things you need to know about Il barbiere di Siviglia

5 September 2014

Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

21 August 2014

Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.

Divas and dining: Why is opera obsessed with food?

6 March 2014

From Rossini's famed recipes to dramatic onstage dinner deaths, opera is fascinated with food.

La donna del lago to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 15 June

13 June 2013

Essential guides, backstage information and production photos from Rossini's adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s poem.

Your reaction: La donna del lago in cinemas

28 May 2013

Audience tweets from the cinema relay of John Fulljames's Royal Opera production.

Musical Highlight: 'Oh mattutini albori!' from La donna del lago

21 May 2013

Rossini introduces us to his heroine Elena as she rows her boat across a loch.



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