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Articles tagged with "Italy"

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.