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Articles tagged with "Gioachino Rossini"

Grand opera: A challenge for tenors and an opportunity for the chorus

30 April 2015

How changing singing styles made the heroes of such operas as Guillaume Tell sound more dangerous.

Laughing out Loud Part 2: More of our favourite comic moments in opera

24 April 2015

Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.

‘Born for buffa’: The tricks of the trade that Rossini exploited to become a master of comedy


13 April 2015

The Italian composer was a genius at creating silly, surprising and strangely moving comic operas.

Il turco in Italia Musical Highlight: ‘D’un bell’uso in Turchio’

10 April 2015

Rossini scales new heights of the ridiculous in this delightfully silly duet for two baritones.

Opera Essentials: Il turco in Italia

8 April 2015

Our quick guide to Rossini’s delightful comedy.

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.

Operatic magic: Fairytales and magical stories in opera

17 February 2015

Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.

Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Watch: How to sing Rossini with Mark Elder

18 November 2014

Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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.

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