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Articles tagged with "grand opera"

How to Stage an Opera: Faust and the 19th Century

22 April 2014

How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.

Your reaction: Faust

5 April 2014

What did you think of David McVicar’s production of Gounod’s grand opera?

Manon and the seductive allure of courtesans and pleasure

17 December 2013

A look at the 19th-century fascination with the fallen woman.

Opera Essentials: Les Vêpres siciliennes

18 October 2013

A quick guide to Verdi's first grand opera.

Les Vêpres siciliennes: Verdi's first grand opera

15 October 2013

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

Robert le diable released on DVD

24 June 2013

Laurent Pelly's production stars Olivier Award winner Bryan Hymel.

Simon Schama on Meyerbeer: "Bigger, louder, more everything"

6 December 2012

As Robert le diable opens, the historian and broadcaster takes a look at the composer, his music and Jewish identity.

Opera Essentials: Robert le diable

28 November 2012

A guide to Meyerbeer’s classic grand opera, as the curtain goes up on Laurent Pelly’s striking new production.

Watch: Laurent Pelly on Robert le diable

9 November 2012

The director discusses the forgotten production and its impact on operatic history.

A Postcard from Meyerbeer’s Paris

29 September 2012

We take a look at the times in which grand opéra shuddered onto the opera scene.