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Articles tagged with "Giuseppe Verdi"

Verdi and Boito: the fiery friendship that produced two great final operas

28 June 2017

After tempestuous beginnings, this partnership brought the master of Italian opera out of retirement to write the magnificent final works Otello and Falstaff.

10 of opera’s greatest tenor roles

20 June 2017

Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.

Verdi's Otello musical highlight: Desdemona’s Willow Song and Ave Maria

13 June 2017

An incredibly powerful argument for how goodness and love can survive in even the most nightmarish circumstances.

Opera Essentials: Verdi’s Otello

12 June 2017

Everything you need to know about this fiery Shakespearean tragedy, a late work from the master of Italian opera.

Watch: A first glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production of Verdi's Otello

7 June 2017

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann and conductor Antonio Pappano give a taste of this hotly-anticipated new production.

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 opera's 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 opera's greatest 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.

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