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Articles tagged with "Giuseppe Verdi"

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.

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

Verdi’s Il trovatore to be relayed live to cinemas on 31 January 2017

26 January 2017

David Bösch’s haunting Royal Opera production features some of the composer's most recognisable music, including the Anvil Chorus.

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.

Verdi the radical: How the free-spirited composer shocked the opera world

8 December 2016

The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.

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.

Watch: Verdi’s 'Anvil Chorus' from Il trovatore

20 July 2016

Watch The Royal Opera Chorus perform the famous ‘Coro di zingari’ from Act 2, Scene 1 of Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera.

Watch: Verdi’s Il trovatore on-demand

14 July 2016

David Bösch’s new Royal Opera production is available to watch around the world for 30 days.

A perennial favourite: The history of Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House

6 July 2016

Verdi’s fiery tragedy has been a staple at the Royal Opera House for centuries, as revealed by a foray into our archives.

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