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Articles tagged with "Bela Bartok"

10 of opera's greatest bass roles

28 April 2017

From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.

A three-course meal: Puccini’s Il trittico and the tradition of piecing short operas together

19 February 2016

Like a collection of short stories or the B-movies of the 1940s and 50s, grouping operas together allows us to appreciate their contrasts.

Ready, Set, Go: Principal Violist Andriy Viytovych leads the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in a musical marathon

22 May 2015

The ROH’s Principal Violist will perform three major concertos back-to-back to raise money for homelessness charity St. Mungo’s Broadway.

Operatic magic: Fairytales and magical stories in opera

17 February 2015

Composers have long used magical settings to tell moving, profound and very human stories.