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Articles tagged with "La Muette de Portici"

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.

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?