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Articles tagged with "Claudio Monteverdi"

Opera Essentials: Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses

22 December 2017

A quick guide to Monteverdi’s action-packed opera, based on one of the oldest stories in the world.

Don’t Look Now: Operatic responses to Orpheus

15 September 2015

Why does he look back? The Royal Opera’s five Orpheus works this year each give very different answers.

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

Recommended recordings: April 2015

17 April 2015

This month the focus falls on a new album from Diana Damrau, a reissue from Leonard Bernstein and a must-hear, Orpheus-inspired Baroque compilation.

The Concept Album: Why Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Green Day owe Beethoven and Monteverdi a huge debt

10 April 2015

The concept album has been around longer than you might think.

Orfeo streamed for free online on 21 January 2015

17 January 2015

Royal Opera/Roundhouse production of Monteverdi’s baroque opera marks a first for both companies.

Orfeo: An opera of debuts and collaborations, and the young people at the heart of it

15 January 2015

How The Royal Opera and the Roundhouse are engaging with the next generation of artists through Monteverdi’s Orfeo, the first great opera.

Monteverdi’s Orfeo musical highlight: ‘Possente spirto’

9 January 2015

Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.

Singing for the truth: What makes the story of Orfeo so powerful?

6 January 2015

Former Artistic Director of the RSC Michael Boyd on making his operatic debut and why Monteverdi’s music is like listening to Shakespeare.

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.

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