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Articles tagged with "Musical highlight"

Il trovatore musical highlight: ‘Tace la notte’

20 June 2016

Verdi was more than simply the composer of big tunes — he was also an expert at creating nuanced characters and psychological drama.

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.

Verdi's Nabucco musical highlight: ‘Donna, chi sei?’

6 June 2016

Verdi shines the spotlight on the opera’s bad guys in this thrilling, ferocious duet.

Oedipe musical highlight: The Sphinx

23 May 2016

Enescu writes spine-chilling music for Oedipus’ climactic meeting with the monstrous Sphinx.

Lucia di Lammermoor musical highlight: The Act II sextet and finale

11 April 2016

One of all opera's most dramatic scenes, this beautiful and complex ensemble is perhaps Donizetti's finest moment.

The Importance of Being Earnest Musical Highlight: ‘And this is what you call Bunburying?!’

21 March 2016

Gerald Barry warps Oscar Wilde’s celebrated absurdist comedy into something even stranger in his brilliant operatic adaptation.

Boris Godunov musical highlight: The Coronation Scene

29 February 2016

Musorgsky's musical portrait of a fractured society and a fractured mind.

Il trittico Musical Highlight: ‘O mio babbino caro’

11 February 2016

Lauretta’s lovely little aria is key in shaping the black comedy of Gianni Schicchi, the final opera in Puccini’s triptych.

L’Étoile Musical Highlight: ‘Ô petite étoile’

22 January 2016

Chabrier’s wonderful song of youthful dreaming makes history's neglect of the composer all the more surprising.

Tosca Musical Highlight: The Te Deum

11 January 2016

A stunning musical depiction of Heaven and Hell closes Act I of Puccini's iconic Roman opera.

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