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Articles tagged with "Umberto Giordano"

Holding up a mirror: How opera composers reflect community and society

19 November 2015

Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.

Opera in the City of Love: Paris as muse

13 May 2015

Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.

A blanket term misused: What is (and isn’t) verismo?

15 January 2015

Operas about ‘real people’ and verismo operas are not always the same thing.

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight: The Improvviso

13 January 2015

Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.

Opera Essentials: Andrea Chénier

7 January 2015

Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.

Opera in the Real World: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

5 January 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.