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Articles tagged with "Guillaume Tell"

Watch: Antonio Pappano conducts the William Tell overture wearing a Go-Pro

29 June 2015

Get a conductor's-eye view in this taster of a forthcoming film featuring cameras strapped to trombonists, violinists and percussionists.

Watch: Antonio Pappano – ‘When I first studied Guillaume Tell I was hit as if by a thunderbolt’

25 June 2015

Royal Opera Music Director discusses the evocative music of Rossini’s final opera.

How Rossini blended French and Italian opera traditions in Guillaume Tell

25 June 2015

The composer managed to remain very much himself while adapting to French tastes.

Guillaume Tell musical highlight: ‘Sois immobile’

25 June 2015

Rossini gave his protagonist just one aria, but in it created a moment of startling intensity and beauty that lingers long in the memory and influenced Verdi and Wagner.

Watch: Inside the Royal Opera House’s Armoury

24 June 2015

Arming more than seventy opera singers and actors (safely) is all part of a day’s work.

Cast Change: Enea Scala and Ji Hyun Kim to sing in Guillaume Tell

24 June 2015

Italian and Korean tenors to share the role of Ruodi, replacing Mikeldi Atxalandabaso.

The Rise and Rise of the Romantic Tenor

23 June 2015

How one vocal experiment revolutionized operatic vocal writing, and what audiences expected from the art form's leading men.

The role of ballet in grand opera

22 June 2015

Why it would be a mistake to cut the ballet sequences of Guillaume Tell.

Putting the chorus centre stage in Guillaume Tell

19 June 2015

How Rossini’s foregrounding of the people radically changed the balance of drama in the opera.

A turning point in opera: Rossini and Guillaume Tell

18 June 2015

Rossini made historic developments in his final opera, which precursed the tropes of modern film directors and ushered in a whole new genre.

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