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Articles tagged with "voice"

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

Angels, devils, fools and women: exploring the role of the countertenor

24 January 2017

Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.

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.

Watch: Janet Baker and Joyce DiDonato's tips for singers

6 July 2016

Two of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of recent times discuss what makes a great singer and offer their advice via a unique analogy.

Art of Singing Insight event to be live-streamed on 3 September 2015

3 September 2015

Erwin Schrott, Rebecca Ferguson and Julian Ovenden join Edith Bowman to explore the power of the voice and what it takes to be a great singer.

Trade Secrets: How opera singers take care of their voices

15 May 2015

Unlike an orchestral player, 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.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: T is for Tenor

23 June 2014

The composer was less than generous to opera's traditional heroes in his writing, and couldn't resist mocking Puccini's tenorific tropes.

Listen: Diana Damrau - 'People say you need three sopranos to sing one La traviata'

15 April 2014

The star of La traviata tells BBC Radio 3's In Tune about the production, and her changing voice.

Watch: Renée Fleming in conversation

31 January 2014

The superstar soprano on her career, sex being used to sell classical music and how opera stays relevant in the social media age.

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