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Articles tagged with "jules massenet"

An undying musical influence: Goethe, the individual and a message of hope

28 June 2016

Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?

Watch: 'Life and death on the stage' — The overwhelming emotional experience of Massenet's Werther

28 June 2016

Joyce DiDonato, Vittorio Grigòlo and members of the cast and creative team share their thoughts on what makes this French opera a masterpiece.

Massenet’s Werther to be relayed live to cinemas on 27 June 2016

21 June 2016

Join presenter Simon Callow as the French opera starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo is broadcast to over 25 countries worldwide.

Werther Musical Highlight: Charlotte’s ‘Air des lettres’

17 June 2016

In one of the opera's most heart-wrenching moments, Massenet gives us a crucial insight into his heroine’s tortured soul, as she reflects on a love that can never be.

Werther: The reputation-risking gamble that cemented Massenet’s place in history

14 June 2016

By the late 1880s, Massenet had become renowned for his crowd-pleasing operas – he responded with a work written for himself.

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

Opera Essentials: Massenet's Werther

7 June 2016

Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.

Watch: Werther live-streamed Insight event

2 June 2016

Join Music Director Antonio Pappano as he explores the haunting score of Massenet's opera.

Sky Arts set to broadcast seven ROH productions during autumn 2015

24 August 2015

A number of recent Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions will be shown on Sky Arts over the coming months.

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

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