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Articles tagged with "Opera: passion power and politics"

Watch: Exploring the power and passion of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

18 April 2018

Antonio Pappano uncovers the controversial history and brooding music of Shostakovich's great masterpiece.

Daring to be outlandish: Antonio Pappano on Strauss's Salome

23 January 2018

'I find the skill of Strauss is awesome, it’s frightening how he paints those pictures with his music.'

Your Reaction: What did you think of Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A?

6 November 2017

Audience responses to the new exhibition exploring 400 years of opera, created in collaboration between the Royal Opera House and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Watch #OperaPassion Day on demand

13 October 2017

The Royal Opera House, in partnership with seven of the UK's leading opera companies, BBC Arts and the V&A, is celebrating the passion and power of opera.

How can opera be relevant in today’s time-poor world?

4 October 2017

In a world where time is short and news is instant, is there a space for opera’s lengthy death scenes and extravagant vocal numbers?

Royal Opera House and V&A announce ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ exhibition

3 March 2017

Focussing on seven operatic premieres in seven cities, the exhibition will explore how social, political, artistic and economic factors have impacted the history of the art form.