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Articles tagged with "Götterdämmerung"

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.

10 of opera's greatest soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Why are parties in opera always doomed to end in tears?

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.

Wagner unpacked: A guide to one of opera's greatest composers

19 November 2014

Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.

Operageddon: Musings on the end of the world

24 June 2014

Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.

Fire on all sides! Descend on a cloud! Singing fish-children!: Opera’s most challenging stage directions

12 February 2014

Opera has long pushed the boundaries of what's possible on stage.

From Barbara Windsor to Stephen Hawking: Richard Wagner on Desert Island Discs

26 August 2013

A look into the BBC Radio 4 archives reveals the diversity of Wagner fans.

Listen: Dig deeper into The Ring with highlights from our ROH Insights

2 August 2013

Listen to our series of insights on Wagner's masterpiece.

Listen: The Ring and Redemption ROH Insights session

2 November 2012

Who, if anyone, is redeemed at the end of Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle?

Listen: The Ring and Love ROH Insights session


26 October 2012

Roger Scruton, Peggy Reynolds and John Deathridge look into Wagner's masterpiece to ask if true love exists.

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