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Articles tagged with "by Richard Jones"

Laughing out Loud Part 2: More of our favourite comic moments in opera

24 April 2015

Look on the sunny side of opera with a handful of the art form’s jollier moments.

Opera in the Real World Part 2: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

22 April 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Opera in the Real World: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

5 January 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Why are parties in opera always doomed to end in tears?

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.

Laughing out loud: Some of our favourite comedy moments in opera

18 September 2014

Opera isn't all tragic sopranos and tormented tenors, as these five classic comic moments prove.

Your Reaction: Anna Nicole

12 September 2014

What did you think of Mark-Anthony Turnage's celebrity-inspired opera?

Anna Nicole Musical Highlight: The PARTAY! Scene

11 September 2014

With its lavish hedonism, Anna Nicole makes the soirées in La traviata and La bohème look like a teddy bears' picnic.

Listen: Antonio Pappano - 'Theatre is something that every human being needs'

11 September 2014

The Music Director of The Royal Opera on what he's most excited about over the coming Season, juggling two high-profile jobs, and why the arts are vital.

Red carpet to be rolled out for students and under-25s at Anna Nicole on 11 September 2014

10 September 2014

Very special first night of the Season will include a live jazz band in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, free beer, and a special dining menu.

Big and Beautiful: The complex questions raised by cosmetic surgery

3 September 2014

Anna Nicole Smith's tale is reflective of contradictory messages about female body size.

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