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Articles tagged with "Italy"

Listen: Antonio Pappano on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci — ‘The music is always on the verge of tears’

26 November 2015

The conductor on why Mascagni and Leoncavallo’s operas, immortalized in films including The Godfather, so perfectly encapsulate Italy and its people.

A Fusion of Styles: Sicily, Szymanowski and Król Roger

28 April 2015

Sicily's eclectic history inspired the Polish composer to fuse a variety of different styles in his masterful opera.

How to Build an Opera Star: The rise and fall of the castrato

21 November 2014

The barbaric practice of castrating boys yielded some of the greatest musical stars of the Baroque period, and had a huge influence on music of the time.

The Fight to the Stage: Donizetti and censorship

16 July 2014

Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.

Nabucco to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 8 June

6 June 2013

Production photos, behind the scenes films and essential guides to Verdi's biblical epic opera.

Listen: Leo Nucci on playing Nabucco

28 March 2013

The Italian baritone on Verdi as a towering figure of Italian art, and his own childhood.

Leo Nucci: 'He doesn't just sing Nabucco - he is Nabucco'

19 February 2013

Blogger Opera Chic on why the Italian baritone is perfect for his upcoming role.

Accessible Arias: 'Va pensiero' from Nabucco

11 February 2013

A look at Verdi's famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Italy's unofficial national anthem.