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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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'My pen is rude, and I am not refined': Mozart's letters

'My pen is rude, and I am not refined': Mozart's letters

28 October 2014

The composer's letters to his father give a lively record of 18th-century life and his own energetic personality.

Idomeneo: Brave war hero or brutal tyrant?

Idomeneo: Brave war hero or brutal tyrant?

27 October 2014

The way stories of rulers are told – like that of the Greek king Idomeneus – has changed over the course of history, determined by how society views them.

5 things you need to know about Idomeneo

5 things you need to know about Idomeneo

24 October 2014

Our quick guide to Martin Kušej's new production of Mozart's early masterpiece for The Royal Opera.

Idomeneo Musical Highlight: 'Andrò, ramingo e solo'

Idomeneo Musical Highlight: 'Andrò, ramingo e solo'

23 October 2014

Mozart movingly depicts four people driven to the limit in this exquisite Act III quartet – which the composer himself could never hear without weeping.

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

21 August 2014

Anna Nicole is just the tip of an iceberg – operas have long come with a sharp edge.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

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Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna and Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Artists of the Royal Opera in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Artists of the Royal Opera in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Dušica Bijelić as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Dušica Bijelić in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna, Dušica Bijelić as Barbarina and Artists of the Royal Opera in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna and Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Marie McLaughlin as Marcellina and Christophoros Stamboglis as Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Jeremy White as Antonio and Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Anna Bonitatibus as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva and Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Rebecca Evans as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva, Camilla Tilling as Susanna and Artists of the Royal Opera in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva and Guy de Mey as Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Guy de Mey as Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Gerald Finley as Count Almaviva and Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Anna Bonitatibus as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Christophoros Stamboglis as Bartolo and Marie McLaughlin as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Alex Esposito as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014

Camilla Tilling as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH / Mark Douet 2014