This riveting and sonorous duet for two basses sees two great forces face-off for who shall have ultimate power.
News and features regarding ‘Don Carlo by Nicholas Hytner’
- 16 May 2017
- 15 May 2017
Audience and press reviews of The Royal Opera's staging of Verdi’s opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain.
- 3 May 2017
High dramatic tension, low historical accuracy: Verdi’s magnificent opera tells a story too good not to set to music.
- 28 April 2017
From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
- 19 December 2016
Carmen isn’t the only sensual starring mezzo role – we round up some of our favourites, from Donizetti to Birtwistle.
- 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.