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Articles tagged with "Un ballo in maschera"

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Laughing Chorus in Act II

9 December 2014

Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.

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.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Watch: Joseph Calleja in conversation – ‘Mimicry is the best asset a singer can have’

25 November 2014

The Maltese tenor on his musical upbringing, the challenges of opera stardom, and the role he would still love to tackle.

New Season of pre-performance talks announced for 2014/15 Season

17 November 2014

Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction to our Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions.

Opera and censorship: A history of bans and forced rewrites

8 June 2014

Political and moral agendas have seen some of history’s greatest composers put under pressure to change their work.

Watch: Katharina Thoma on Un ballo in maschera

23 May 2014

The director discusses the love affairs, political conflicts and rebellions of Verdi’s tragedy.

Winter Season 2014/15

30 March 2014

Highlights include a new production of Andrea Chénier starring Jonas Kaufmann, a new production of Verdi’s tragic Un ballo in maschera and The Royal Ballet in John Cranko’s emotionally charged Onegin.

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