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Articles tagged with "Giuseppe Verdi"

Context is king: Verdi's self-criticism of I due Foscari overlooks extraordinary emotional insight

12 October 2014

The composer thought his early tragedy too bleak – but look closer and Verdi the dramatist begins to emerge from the shadows in this crucial work.

5 things you need to know about I due Foscari

6 October 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's early tragedy.

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.

Rigoletto Musical Highlight: ‘Caro nome’

9 September 2014

Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.

Rigoletto: How Verdi revolutionized opera

4 September 2014

The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.

5 things you need to know about Rigoletto

29 August 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's acclaimed tragedy.

Not-so-easy listening made easier: How to listen to the unfamiliar as well as the familiar

22 July 2014

Schonberg's Moses und Aron may seem daunting, but dip a toe in the water and you might be pleasantly surprised.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

24 April 2014

Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.

La traviata Musical Highlight: 'Parigi, o cara'

17 April 2014

We look at the moving final duet between Verdi's heroine Violetta and her love Alfredo.

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