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Articles tagged with "Francesco Maria Piave"

Opera Essentials: Verdi's Rigoletto

15 December 2017

A quick guide to this cinematic opera, packed with memorable tunes and propelled by a thriller-like plot.

Verdi unpacked: A guide to the master of Italian opera

21 May 2015

The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.

Opera Essentials: I due Foscari

6 October 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's early tragedy.

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.