Accessibility links

|

Sign In
Basket
Basket

Articles tagged with "Parsifal"

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

What are your first memories of opera?

28 July 2016

Share your memories of the art form from The Royal Opera and beyond.

Props to you! Prop-making tricks of the trade revealed

16 June 2016

Latex cakes, enormous metal horses and a record-breaking tree are just some of the impressive creations made behind the scenes.

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs


10 July 2015

Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.

Parsifal available to buy on DVD

18 December 2014

Stephen Langridge's Royal Opera production of Wagner’s final opera, starring Simon O'Neill, Angela Denoke, René Pape and Gerald Finley.

Wagner unpacked: A guide to one of opera's greatest composers

19 November 2014

Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.

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.

Recommended Recordings: March 2014

10 March 2014

March sees an exceptional release from Juan Diego Flórez and two brilliant Jonas Kaufmann recordings.

Opera's great seducers: From Don Giovanni to Carmen

9 January 2014

Mozart's famous anti-hero isn't opera's only irresistible charmer.

  1. Previous Page
  2. Page 1
  3. Page 2
  4. Page 3