The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.
News and features regarding ‘Rigoletto by David McVicar’
- 8 December 2016
- 21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
- 5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.
- 3 October 2014
The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.
- 23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
- 17 September 2014
What did you think of the last of three BP Big Screens this summer?
- 16 September 2014
Albanian tenor to replace Piero Pretti in the role of the Duke of Mantua.
- 15 September 2014
Verdi' great tragic opera to be relayed across the UK on 17 September.
- 13 September 2014
What did you think of David McVicar's production of Verdi's tragic opera?
- 9 September 2014
Verdi poignantly depicts innocent love in this much-loved aria sung by one of the composer's youngest heroines.
- 4 September 2014
The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.