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Articles tagged with "Giuseppe Verdi"

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.

Opera Essentials: 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.

Opera Essentials: Verdi's La traviata

14 April 2014

A quick guide to Verdi's heartbreaking tragedy.

Workshops, interactive exhibitions and concerts in Thurrock inspired by Verdi's Requiem

2 April 2014

Events include performances, activities and insight events, including a production of Verdi’s Requiem and a world premiere of work by RM19.

Les Vêpres siciliennes: Verdi's first grand opera

15 October 2013

A look at the opera as part of a distinguished operatic tradition.

Musical highlight: 'Quand ma bonté toujours nouvelle' from Les Vêpres siciliennes

14 October 2013

A closer look at a Verdi duet with a chilling revelation.

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