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Articles tagged with "Victor Hugo"

Opera Essentials: Verdi's Rigoletto

15 December 2017

A quick guide to this cinematic opera, packed with memorable tunes and propelled by a thriller-like plot.

From proto-rock star to genre-defining artist: How Liszt reinvented himself

18 May 2017

Why did Liszt abandon a life of wild excess to forge a radical (and risky) new path?

Rigoletto: How Verdi revolutionized opera

4 September 2014

The composer shook up the operatic establishment with what he saw as his 'best opera', pushing his star singer to the limits.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.