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Articles tagged with "il barbiere di siviglia"

Royal Opera broadcasts for autumn and winter 2016/17 announced

25 August 2016

Upcoming radio broadcasts from Covent Garden include Così fan tutte, Norma and The Barber of Seville.

The opera Olympics: Why classical singers are like elite athletes

17 August 2016

Long training hours, fierce competition, only the strongest make it to the top – professional singing is the ultimate sporting feat.

What are your first memories of opera?

28 July 2016

Share your memories of the art form from The Royal Opera and beyond.

Watch: How to sing Rossini with Mark Elder

18 November 2014

Conductor Mark Elder and mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly explore the music of Rossini through Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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.

Stormy weather: How opera composers use musical maelstroms

23 September 2014

Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Your Reaction: Il barbiere di Siviglia

20 September 2014

What did you think of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Rossini's iconic comedy opera?

Il barbiere di Siviglia Musical highlight: The Act I finale

18 September 2014

Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.

Laughing out loud: Some of our favourite comedy moments in opera

18 September 2014

Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove.

Rossini vs the music industry: How the composer quietly subverted the 1800s mainstream


10 September 2014

Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?

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