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Articles tagged with "by David McVicar"

Rigoletto: How Verdi revolutionized opera

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.

26 things you may not know about Richard Strauss

11 August 2014

Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.

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

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