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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

Royal Opera 2013/14 Review: What were your Season highlights?

22 July 2014

The Season saw 35 opera and music works performed across the Royal Opera House's main stage and Linbury Studio Theatre.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: X is for Xylophone

21 July 2014

Strauss is often the favourite composer of percussionists, offering plenty of things to hit, chime and ring.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

Opera's Russian Dolls: the opera-within-an-opera

27 June 2014

Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.

Max Reinhardt: The man who 'invented' modern theatre direction

26 June 2014

Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: Q is for Querschnitt

2 June 2014

With an ever-watching eye on his bank account, Strauss created and released a series of orchestral highlights ('Querschnitt' in German) from his operas.

Young Artist Profile: Dušica Bijelić

6 May 2014

The Serbian soprano on using her imagination to round-off characters and moving into opera after presenting children's TV.

Masters of the Stage: Mozart, Da Ponte and Le nozze di Figaro


6 May 2014

The detailed match of music and drama makes Mozart’s comic opera one of the finest of the genre

Musical Highlight: The sextet ‘Riconosci in questo amplesso’ from Le nozze di Figaro

28 April 2014

We take a closer look at the glittering Act III sextet from Mozart and Da Ponte's ebullient comedy.

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

24 April 2014

Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.

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