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Articles tagged with "Lucrezia Borgia"

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Why are parties in opera always doomed to end in tears?

5 December 2014

Curses, seduction and murder are just the tip of the iceberg.

Venice has provided setting and inspiration for countless operas


3 October 2014

The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.

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.