Accessibility links

|

Sign In
Basket
Basket

Articles tagged with "history"

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight – The Act III Trial Scene

19 January 2015

Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.

BBC launches Year of Song and Dance programming

15 January 2015

2015 will see a year-long celebration of the arts with new documentaries and live streamed performances.

Debate: What do you think of operatic edits?

14 January 2015

If the drama demands it, should passages of works be cut; or should we leave works as intended by the composer?

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight: The Improvviso

13 January 2015

Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.

Orfeo Musical Highlight: 'Possente spirto'

9 January 2015

Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.

Opera Essentials: Andrea Chénier

7 January 2015

Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.

Singing for the truth: What makes the story of Orfeo so powerful?

6 January 2015

Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.

Watch: John Fulljames on Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny - 'It's our world reflected on the stage'

5 January 2015

The director on the power of Weill and Brecht's potent satire of consumerism, and its continued relevance in the 21st century.

Opera Essentials: Orfeo

22 December 2014

Our quick guide to the first operatic masterpiece, a tale of love and loss.

Opera Essentials: Un ballo in maschera

15 December 2014

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

  1. Previous Page
  2. Page 1
  3. Page 2
  4. Page 3
  5. Page 4
  6. Page 5
  7. Page 6
  8. Page 7
  9. Page 8