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Articles tagged with "Musical highlight"

Musical Highlight: The Cry of the Falcon motif from Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten

10 March 2014

We explore a tiny and incredibly powerful idea in Richard Strauss's mystical opera.

Musical Highlight: 'Pour me rapprocher Marie' from La Fille du régiment

26 February 2014

We explore Tonio's beautifully lyrical aria from Donizetti's opera La Fille du régiment.

Musical Highlight: The ending of Don Giovanni

28 January 2014

Mozart brilliantly balances light and shade to create a truly spine-chilling conclusion.

Manon’s musical highlights: The arias of Massenet's heroine

7 January 2014

We look at a handful of the gorgeous arias composed for this charming, capricious heroine.

Musical Highlight: Carmen's finale

28 November 2013

How Bizet ratchets up the tension in one of opera's most thrilling endings.

Musical Highlight: Wagner's use of church music in Parsifal

15 November 2013

How, where and why Wagner incorporated the Dresden amen.

Musical highlight: 'Quand ma bonté toujours nouvelle' from Les Vêpres siciliennes

14 October 2013

A closer look at a Verdi duet with a chilling revelation.

Musical highlights: ‘Dio, che nell’alma infondere’ from Don Carlo

3 October 2013

Verdi's political thriller offers one of his finest duets.

Musical highlight: The chilling motif that haunts Strauss's Elektra

20 September 2013

A closer look at the ‘Agamemnon’ motif, used throughout to re-enforce themes of revenge and obsession.

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’.

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