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Articles tagged with "giacomo puccini"

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.

Watch: Jonathan Kent on what makes Tosca a director's dream

19 February 2014

'Audiences leaving Tosca should feel a sense of waste' says the director of Puccini's thriller and its tragic lead character.

What is it about Puccini?

16 February 2014

Puccini's operas are some of the world's most loved. We look at what makes his music so appealing.

Puccini’s Turandot to be broadcast live in cinemas on Tuesday 17 September

16 September 2013

Musical highlights, production photos and behind-the-scenes info ahead of the live screening.

Opera Essentials: Turandot

8 September 2013

A guide to Puccini's final opera.

Your alternative opera endings

28 August 2013

Inspired by Turandot - completed by another composer after Puccini's death - we asked which opera endings you'd re-write.

Musical highlight: a shiver-down-the-spine moment from Puccini's Turandot

21 August 2013

From the magical, hypnotic opening to the highly charged finale, a closer look at the people of Peking’s ‘Perché tarde la luna’.

Your reaction: Tosca

10 July 2013

A selection of audience tweets from the opening night of Jonathan Kent's production of Puccini's passionate drama.

The Waltz: Elegance combined with an erotic air

5 July 2013

As La rondine opens, we look at the origins and appeal of the waltz and its cultural significance.

Opera Essentials: La rondine

3 July 2013

A guide to Puccini's tender opera.

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