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Articles tagged with "opera"

Watch: Insights into Rossini's Semiramide with Joyce DiDonato

10 November 2017

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of The Royal Opera's upcoming production of Rossini's epic tragedy.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Lucia di Lammermoor 2017?

31 October 2017

Audience reactions and press reviews to Katie Mitchell's production of Donizetti's opera.

5 great opera entrances

19 October 2017

How to really make an entrance, on cue, whether you're an emperor, a priestess or a salesman.

Guess the operas and ballets from the emoji

18 July 2017

We challenged our Twitter followers to guess 20 plots as told through a series of icons on #WorldEmojiDay.

‘Heads will roll’: Oriental theatre and the staging of Puccini’s Turandot

6 July 2017

References to China, Chinese theatre and Eastern imagery run through Andrei Serban's production of Turandot.

Jonas Kaufmann on why he's excited about his first Otello at the Royal Opera House

6 June 2017

The tenor shares the thrill of pushing his acting talents and vocal ability to the limit in the 'perfect Verdi 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.

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