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Articles tagged with "The Royal Opera"

Your Reaction: Un ballo in maschera

19 December 2014

What did you think of Katharina Thoma's production of Verdi's thrilling tragedy?

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Act II Grand Duet

18 December 2014

Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.

5 things you need to know about Un ballo in maschera

15 December 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.

Watch: Un ballo in maschera rehearsals with the Ladies Chorus and Joseph Calleja

11 December 2014

A glimpse into how a director works with an ensemble to add psychological depth to crowd scenes.

‘Urban without being slangy, modern without being modish’ - The challenges of translating Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

10 December 2014

Writer and lyricist Jeremy Sams on the pressures of translating an opera.

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Laughing Chorus in Act II

9 December 2014

Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.

The ‘deep humanity and dark colour’ of Verdi’s I due Foscari

21 October 2014

Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna on conducting his first opera at the Royal Opera House.

Zork meets opera: new game inspired by upcoming production of Orfeo

21 October 2014

‘Don’t Look Back’ has been designed and created by a group of 11-14 year olds working with the Roundhouse and Royal Opera House.

Rigoletto Musical Highlight: ‘Caro nome’

9 September 2014

Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.

Carlo Bergonzi: A look back at his Covent Garden performances

28 July 2014

The great tenor was renowned for his Verdi performances with The Royal Opera.

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