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Articles tagged with "Otello"

Watch: Why performing Verdi's Otello ranks among opera's greatest challenges

23 May 2017

As the Shakespearean opera returns to the stage, Antonio Pappano reveals what makes the piece 'an Everest'.

Watch: Why composers and directors can't resist adapting the works of Shakespeare

15 May 2017

Nicholas Hytner, Keith Warner and Joby Talbot explore the Bard's legacy within opera and ballet.

Verdi's greatest challenge? The pressures and delights of tackling Otello

3 March 2017

As he prepares to stage a new production of Verdi's late and great opera, director Keith Warner delves into the piece's dark and difficult themes.

Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2016/17

26 April 2016

Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.

Watch: 'Opera, Ballet and the Bard' Insights event on demand.

15 April 2016

Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.

How Verdi proved experience can trump youth with Otello and Falstaff

6 July 2015

Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.

Verdi unpacked: A guide to the master of Italian opera

21 May 2015

The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.

Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Our favourite romantic love duets

24 November 2014

19th-century opera is renowned for its depiction of intense love affairs.

Dialogues des Carmélites: Poulenc's homage to some of opera's most famous female characters

21 May 2014

How iconic roles across two hundred years of operatic history inspired Poulenc's writing for the female voice.

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