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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

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.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts for spring and summer 2014

27 March 2014

Seven Royal Opera productions will be broadcast including Die Frau ohne Schatten, Faust and Manon Lescaut.



Hilary Mantel gets inside the head of Faust: 'The greatest terror is the terror of not knowing'

25 March 2014

The author of Wolf Hall on artistic pressures and what a pact with the devil might mean today.

A devil of a good opera

21 March 2014

As we show a group of productions exploring the fascination of the Faust story we ask if the devil has the best tunes.

Voices Off: Famous examples of offstage voices in opera

6 March 2014

Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.

Cast confirmation: Sonya Yoncheva and Alexia Voulgaridou to sing in Faust

5 March 2014

Bulgarian and Greek sopranos to replace Anna Netrebko in the role of Marguerite.

Ruth Padel to be The Royal Opera’s first Writer in Residence

4 March 2014

Poet and author joins rehearsals and performances for Faustian Pack series in March and April 2014.

Fire on all sides! Descend on a cloud! Singing fish-children!: Opera’s most challenging stage directions

12 February 2014

Opera has long pushed the boundaries of what's possible on stage.

Strauss unpacked: A guide to one of the 20th century's great composers

6 February 2014

In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.

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