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Articles tagged with "by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier"

Il barbiere di Siviglia Musical highlight: The Act I finale

18 September 2014

Rossini scales new comic heights in this brilliant finale, a tangled web of farce that shows off his skill in writing for ensembles.

Rossini vs the music industry: How the composer quietly subverted the 1800s mainstream


10 September 2014

Straitjacketed by musical and theatrical convention, how did Rossini create one operatic masterpiece, let alone ten?

Opera Essentials: Il barbiere di Siviglia

5 September 2014

Our quick guide to Rossini's comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

Laughing in the face of tragedy: Black comedy in opera

21 August 2014

From Così fan tutte to Anna Nicole – operas have long come with a sharp edge.

Listen: Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on the 'human truth' of Maria Stuarda

9 July 2014

Beauty, politics and violence in Donizetti’s historical opera.

How Puccini used music to portray settings

21 May 2014

From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.

Voices Off: Famous examples of offstage voices in opera

6 March 2014

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

What is it about Puccini?

16 February 2014

Puccini's operas are some of the world's most loved. We look at what makes his music so appealing.

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