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Articles tagged with "How to Stage an Opera"

How to Stage an Opera: Characterization in Idomeneo

10 November 2014

By turning the screws on his unfortunate characters, director Martin Kušej offers a unique insight into their motivations and crises.

How to Stage an Opera: Escape from Il barbiere di Siviglia

2 October 2014

The enclosed set of The Royal Opera's production of Rossini's masterpiece heightens the comedy and the pathos.

How to Stage an Opera – the 2013/14 Season

31 July 2014

Our new series on the practicalities of staging an opera has looked at traditional favourites and controversial new productions.

How to Stage an Opera: Exploring the complex naturalism of La bohème

17 July 2014

The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.

How to Stage an Opera: the ugliness of Manon Lescaut

1 July 2014

Why Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown’s production focuses on the ugly side of Puccini’s opera.

How to Stage an Opera: community in Dialogues des Carmélites

11 June 2014

How Robert Carsen's production drives home the real tragedy behind Poulenc's powerful masterpiece.

How to Stage an Opera: Tosca and one day in Rome

29 May 2014

Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown's painstaking attention to detail almost matches Puccini's.

How to Stage an Opera: tradition and transformation in La traviata

15 May 2014

Richard Eyre's production may look traditional, but its exaggerated theatricality invites a closer look.

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.

How to Stage an Opera: Freud and Die Frau ohne Schatten

20 March 2014

How changing attitudes to Freud have shaped the set designs of The Royal Opera's production.