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Articles tagged with "Gaetano Donizetti"

The Fight to the Stage: Donizetti and censorship

16 July 2014

Maria Stuarda wasn't the only of the composer's operas to raise official hackles.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

Your reaction: Maria Stuarda

6 July 2014

What did you think of Moshe Leiser's and Patrice Caurier's arresting new production of Donizetti's Tudor tragedy?

Musical Highlight from Maria Stuarda: the Confrontation Scene

30 June 2014

The fiery scene that originally led to the opera being banned sees Donizetti at his most blisteringly dramatic.

Opera Essentials: Maria Stuarda

25 June 2014

A quick guide to Donizetti's blistering Tudor drama, which pits Mary Queen of Scots against Elizabeth I.

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

24 April 2014

Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.

10 operas adapted from books: From page to stage


23 April 2014

Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts for spring and summer 2014

27 March 2014

Seven Royal Opera productions will be broadcast including Die Frau ohne Schatten, Faust and Manon Lescaut.



Border Control: La Fille du régiment's influence on Italian opera

1 March 2014

A look at the surprising influence Donizetti's charming opéra comique had on 19th-century Italian opera.

Musical Highlight: 'Pour me rapprocher Marie' from La Fille du régiment

26 February 2014

We explore Tonio's beautifully lyrical aria from Donizetti's opera La Fille du régiment.

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