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Articles tagged with "Un ballo in maschera"

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.

Opera in the Real World: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

5 January 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Listen: Joseph Calleja on Un ballo in maschera – 'Opera is an amplification of human emotions'

19 December 2014

The Maltese tenor on the power of the art form, and how he portrays strong emotions on stage.

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.

Sensuality of the Cemetery: The changing shapes of grave monuments

16 December 2014

Verdi’s sepulchral opera Un ballo in maschera is a heady mix of the solemn and the sensual – a combination reflected in the history of cemetery sculpture.

Opera Essentials: 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.

Cast changes: Un ballo in maschera

9 December 2014

Serena Gamberoni to replace Rosemary Joshua in the role of Oscar, and Jihoon Kim to replace James Platt in the role of Tom.

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.

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