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Articles tagged with "opera"

Vlada Borovko on the thrills and challenges of performing a lead role at short notice

28 February 2017

The Russian soprano was told just an hour before curtain up that she would make her Royal Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata.

8 brilliant opera moments from TV

9 February 2017

Hilarious lampooning, magical guest appearances and beautiful operatic scenes from legendary television shows.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur 2017?

8 February 2017

Your thoughts on David McVicar's sumptuous production of this tragic opera.

New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced

31 January 2017

Following the success of Written on Skin, Lessons in Love and Violence will have its world premiere on 10 May 2018.

10 of opera's greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

Watch: Philip Glass reflects on his early life as a struggling musician

29 January 2017

Now one of the world's most celebrated artists, the composer made ends meet with stints as a taxi driver and removal man.

Verdi’s Il trovatore to be relayed live to cinemas on 31 January 2017

26 January 2017

David Bösch’s haunting Royal Opera production features some of the composer's most recognisable music, including the Anvil Chorus.

Angels, devils, fools and women: exploring the role of the countertenor

24 January 2017

Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.

Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

20 January 2017

The Irish soprano shares how a love of words informs her performances on stage.

Your Reaction: What did you think of George Benjamin's Written on Skin 2017?

16 January 2017

Audience reactions to the return of Katie Mitchell's captivating Royal Opera production.

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