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Articles tagged with "Tosca"

Recommended recordings: May 2015

1 May 2015

This month the focus falls on our favourite DVD and CD recordings featuring Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Operageddon: Musings on the end of the world

24 June 2014

Opera has always flirted with catastrophic events. We look at how opera composers and directors have faced the apocalypse.

The Royal Opera Chorus and Plácido Domingo to make their West End LIVE debut this weekend

20 June 2014

Come and hear great choral moments from opera for free in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 21 June 2014.

How to Stage an Opera: Tosca and one day in Rome

29 May 2014

Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown's painstaking attention to detail almost matches Puccini's.

How Puccini used music to portray settings

21 May 2014

From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.

Listen: Conductor Oleg Caetani on Tosca - 'It's modern in many ways'

13 May 2014

The conductor questions why we don't think of Puccini as a modern composer, despite his influence on Strauss, Schoenberg and Stravinsky.

Your reaction: Tosca 2014

11 May 2014

What did you think of Jonathan Kent's production of Puccini's classic thriller?

Young Artist profile: Paul Wingfield

9 May 2014

The conductor and répétiteur discusses Tosca's showbiz sheen and why he's learning to tap dance.

Tosca Musical Highlight: 'Vissi d'arte'

1 May 2014

A hypnotic moment of stillness in Puccini's operatic thriller.

10 Operatic Prayers: Divine music in hope of divine intervention

24 April 2014

Operatic characters often look to the heavens, in thanks or in anguished supplication.

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