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Articles tagged with "Giuseppe Verdi"

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Act II Grand Duet

18 December 2014

Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.

5 things you need to know about Un ballo in maschera

15 December 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Laughing Chorus in Act II

9 December 2014

Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.

Our favourite doomed operatic parties

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?

Our favourite romantic love duets

24 November 2014

19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on I due Foscari

27 October 2014

Backstage films from the live relay of I due Foscari, including Antonio Pappano introducing Verdi's music and Plácido Domingo on his transition from tenor to baritone.

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.

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