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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

How to Stage an Opera: Faust and the 19th Century

22 April 2014

How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: K is for Kaiser

20 April 2014

Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.

Faust Musical Highlight: The giddy exuberance of the waltz

10 April 2014

Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.

Listen: Hilary Mantel on Faustian pacts, and what would tempt her

9 April 2014

The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.

Peeling back the myth: Searching for the Real Doctor Faustus


4 April 2014

Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?

Listen: Bryn Terfel and Joseph Calleja - 'Singing in French is very difficult'

3 April 2014

The stars of Faust tell BBC Radio 3’s In Tune about the production, and how you can inhabit a character too thoroughly.

Antonio Pappano to be celebrated during 2014/15 Royal Opera Season

2 April 2014

The Music Director will conduct six operas, as well as the first in a series of annual symphonic concerts at Covent Garden.

Winter Season 2014/15

30 March 2014

Highlights include a new production of Andrea Chénier starring Jonas Kaufmann, a new production of Verdi’s tragic Un ballo in maschera and The Royal Ballet in John Cranko’s emotionally charged Onegin.

Catch up: Ruth Padel goes behind the scenes of Faustian Pack

29 March 2014

The award-winning poet has been blogging from rehearsals.

Opera Essentials: Faust

28 March 2014

A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.

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