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Articles tagged with "opera"

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

The secret world of the opera prompter

10 May 2017

Secretly mouthing the singers' cues from a cramped, hidden box, the job of a prompter is often unfairly overlooked.

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

What does it all mean? Searching for answers to Thomas Adès's brain-scrambling The Exterminating Angel

27 April 2017

The surreal film by Luis Buñuel that inspired Adès' third opera offers some intriguing clues.

The challenges of bringing The Exterminating Angel to the stage

26 April 2017

A flock of sheep, a bear, a disembodied hand, set in an inescapable single room: how do you stage Thomas Adès’s sensational new opera?

Cast change: Sung Kyu Park to sing in Turandot on 16 July 2017

21 April 2017

Tenor replaces Alfred Kim in the role of Calaf.

Cast change: Hibla Gerzmava to sing in Turandot on 5, 9, 12, 15 July 2017

18 April 2017

Soprano replaces Dinara Alieva singing the role of Liù in Puccini's opera.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to be relayed live to cinemas on 30 March 2017

27 March 2017

The opera about a heartbroken Japanese geisha will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and star Ermonela Jaho.

Could you create an opera for the Royal Opera House?

17 March 2017

Applications close soon for the MA in Opera Making and Writing and Doctoral Composer-in-Residence programmes at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

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