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Articles tagged with "Oreste"

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.

Young Artist Profile: Director Gerard Jones on how to ensure opera’s relevance

8 November 2016

The director discusses his grungy new production of Oreste, getting a foot in the door as an usher and why he thinks some are intimidated by opera.

Handel’s Oreste musical highlight: ‘Ah mia cara’

2 November 2016

This gorgeous duet may be recycled from an earlier work, but if anything that only shows what great taste its composer had.

Opera Essentials: Handel’s Oreste

1 November 2016

Our quick introduction to Gerard Jones’s blood-spattered production of Handel’s Baroque opera.

How to Build an Opera Star: The rise and fall of the castrato

21 November 2014

The barbaric practice of castrating boys yielded some of the greatest musical stars of the Baroque period, and had a huge influence on music of the time.