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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.

Musical Highlight: The sextet ‘Riconosci in questo amplesso’ from Le nozze di Figaro

Musical Highlight: The sextet ‘Riconosci in questo amplesso’ from Le nozze di Figaro

28 April 2014

We take a closer look at the glittering Act III sextet from Mozart and Da Ponte's ebullient comedy.

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

24 April 2014

Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.

Opera Essentials: Le nozze di Figaro

Opera Essentials: Le nozze di Figaro

16 September 2013

A guide to Mozart's classic comedy.

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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