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Articles tagged with "Guillaume Tell"

How can an opera director present the melodrama of grand opera to a modern audience?

17 June 2015

With Guillaume Tell in rehearsal, we look at the challenge of making the heightened emotions involved convincing.

Opera Essentials: Guillaume Tell

16 June 2015

Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.

Inside rehearsals for Guillaume Tell: How an opera director develops character

8 June 2015

The Royal Opera’s Writer in Residence joins Damiano Michieletto as he works with singers on giving dramatic depth to their roles.

How Rossini’s Guillaume Tell bore witness to revolution in France, Italy and beyond

28 May 2015

Operas and plays of the early 1800s allowed the people of Europe to reflect on turbulent recent history.

Swashbuckling safely: Inside the Royal Opera House Armoury

14 May 2015

High up in the theatre roof, a team of professionals maintain the ROH's store of firearms, swords and chain-mail.

Grand opera: A challenge for tenors and an opportunity for the chorus

30 April 2015

How changing singing styles made the heroes of such operas as Guillaume Tell sound more dangerous.

Exploding apples and slow motion arrows: how to stage moments of high drama in grand opera

19 March 2015

Have we gone beyond Wagnerian snobbery about the genre’s reliance on special effects?

Exploding palaces and masses of high Cs – the rise, fall and rise again of grand opera

20 February 2015

In her first post, our Writer in Residence explores the fortunes of a spectacular art form.

Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers

23 January 2015

Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.

Rediscovering lost operas: The fluctuating fortunes of your favourite works

17 October 2014

With artworks hostage to fashion and cultural sentiment, why a little digging might unearth a new classic.

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