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Articles tagged with "composer"

The Royal Opera commissions new work from George Benjamin and Martin Crimp

14 June 2013

Written on Skin composer and writer to create new opera that will have its premiere in 2018.

Musical highlight: ‘Morgen mittags um elf!’ from Capriccio

11 June 2013

The Countess's finale sees her choose between two prospective lovers and showcases Richard Strauss's love of the soprano voice.

The Importance of Being Barry

7 June 2013

A look at the Importance of Being Earnest composer's brilliant and bizarre back-catalogue.

Raven Girl Composer Gabriel Yared on scoring for the stage rather than the screen

24 May 2013

The Oscar-winning film composer tells Jessica Duchen what drew him to soundtrack Wayne McGregor's new ballet.

Political operas #1: Don Carlo, Simon Boccanegra and Gloriana


3 May 2013

From the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition to a troubled English queen, three iconic examples.

What are Britten's Canticles?

29 April 2013

A look at five works created in parallel to the composer's iconic post-war operas.

Composer’s Cut #1: Giuseppe Verdi the notorious reviser

12 April 2013

In the first of a series of articles on how composers rework operas, we explore changes to Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra.

George Benjamin's Written on Skin: Sex, death and unusual instruments

4 March 2013

Jessica Duchen speaks to the composer about his new opera.

Your chance to sing with The Royal Opera

18 December 2012

Send us a clip of you singing 'Va Pensiero' from Nabucco and you could be part of our Royal Opera LIVE streaming day.

Simon Schama on Meyerbeer: "Bigger, louder, more everything"

6 December 2012

As Robert le diable opens, the historian and broadcaster takes a look at the composer, his music and Jewish identity.

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