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Articles tagged with "soprano"

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: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

20 January 2017

The Irish soprano shares how a love of words informs her performances on stage.

Der Rosenkavalier musical highlight: ‘Hab mir’s gelobt’

21 December 2016

What makes Strauss's trio for female voice so powerful that the composer requested it be played at his funeral?

Watch: Insights into the music, history and direction of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier

6 December 2016

American soprano Renée Fleming and Kasper Holten discuss Robert Carsen's new Royal Opera production.

Aiming high: 10 of the most challenging soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Le nozze di Figaro Musical Highlight: ‘Dove sono i bei momenti’

14 September 2015

Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.

Trade Secrets: How opera singers take care of their voice

15 May 2015

Unlike a violinist or a pianist, a singer's instrument can't be packed away when they're done performing – real care has to be taken to keep it in peak performance.

Young Artist Profile: Australian soprano Kiandra Howarth on following in Joan Sutherland’s footsteps

6 November 2014

Sixty-two years after La Stupenda’s Covent Garden debut, another young soprano from Down Under is in London in search of operatic stardom.

Meet Jessye Norman at the ROH on 19 July 2014

2 July 2014

The American soprano will be signing copies of her autobiography at the ROH Shop.

Watch: Becoming Zerlina - from first rehearsal to stage with Elizabeth Watts

12 May 2014

Follow the British soprano through the process of performing Don Giovanni.

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