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Articles tagged with "Giuseppe Verdi"

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.

Listen: ‘The kind of music that arrives directly to your heart’ – Conductor Gianandrea Noseda on the power of Giuseppe Verdi

4 July 2016

The acclaimed Italian conductor explores what makes Verdi's music tick, and explains the challenges of performing it.

Watch: ‘Verdi felt the people of his own nation needed a voice’ – Why Nabucco remains politically potent

22 June 2016

Stars of Daniele Abbado’s production discuss why Verdi's Biblical epic was politically potent in his own time, and why it remains relevant today.

Crossed wires and ‘too many deaths’: The troubled genesis of Verdi’s Il trovatore

21 June 2016

How Verdi's operatic smash hit came to being — in spite of a tangled web of correspondence between composer and librettist.

Il trovatore musical highlight: ‘Tace la notte’

20 June 2016

Verdi was more than simply the composer of big tunes — he was also an expert at creating nuanced characters and psychological drama.

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

Watch: Verdi’s Nabucco live-streamed from 7pm BST on 9 June 2016

9 June 2016

Daniele Abbado’s production starring Plácido Domingo will be live-streamed online and relayed to BP Big Screens around the UK.

Opera Essentials: Verdi's Nabucco

2 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Verdi’s first great success, home to the famous ‘Va pensiero’ chorus.

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