Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
News and features regarding ‘Don Carlo by Nicholas Hytner’
- 19 December 2016
- 13 June 2016
With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.
- 14 December 2015
Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.
- 19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
- 21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
- 22 April 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.
- 6 March 2014
Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.
- 3 October 2013
Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.
- 5 May 2013
Audience tweets about the return of Nicholas Hytner's production.
- 3 May 2013
From the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition to a troubled English queen, three iconic examples.
- 2 May 2013
A guide to Verdi's operatic depiction of Renaissance Spain.
- 12 April 2013
In the first of a series of articles on how composers rework operas, we explore changes to Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra.