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Articles tagged with "Opera Essentials"

Opera Essentials: Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore

18 May 2016

Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.

Opera Essentials: Philip Venables’s 4.48 Psychosis

17 May 2016

Our quick introduction to the first operatic adaptation of Sarah Kane’s astonishing final play.

Opera Essentials: George Enescu's Oedipe

26 April 2016

Our quick introduction to Enescu’s only opera and his masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus.

Opera Essentials: Tannhäuser

15 April 2016

5 things you need to know about Wagner’s potent early opera.

Opera Essentials: Lucia di Lammermoor

9 March 2016

Our quick introduction to Katie Mitchell’s new production of Donizetti’s violent tragedy.

Opera Essentials: The Importance of Being Earnest

4 March 2016

Our quick introduction to Gerald Barry’s bonkers and brilliant adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy.

Opera Essentials: Boris Godunov

25 February 2016

Our quick introduction to Musorgsky’s masterful epic opera on the perils of power.

Opera Essentials: Il trittico

10 February 2016

Our quick introduction to Puccini’s trio of short operas, bringing together the dramatic, tragic and comedic best of this giant of Italian opera.

Opera Essentials: L’Étoile

19 January 2016

Our quick introduction to Chabrier’s delightfully silly opera.

Opera Essentials: Tosca

31 December 2015

Our quick introduction to Puccini’s (not so) ‘shabby little shocker’, which features some of the composer’s most evocative music.

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