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Articles tagged with "Vincenzo Bellini"

10 of opera’s greatest tenor roles

20 June 2017

Our favourites of the undisputed kings of opera, from Idomeneo to Peter Grimes via Siegfried and Otello.

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Meet Sonya Yoncheva after the final performance of The Royal Opera's Norma on 8 October

7 October 2016

The singer will sign copies of her new album Paris, Mon amour after the matinee performance.

Watch: Why all great sopranos are drawn to Bellini's Norma

26 September 2016

The stars of Àlex Ollé’s new production of the bel canto masterpiece share why it has earned its place among singers and audiences alike.

Norma musical highlight: ‘Casta diva’

16 September 2016

Our one-stop guide to Bellini’s beautiful prayer for his title character, one of the best loved arias in the bel canto repertory.

10 of opera's greatest soprano roles

15 September 2016

From the Queen of the Night to Turandot by way of Norma and Brünnhilde, we round up some of opera’s most devilishly difficult soprano roles.

Opera Essentials: Bellini’s Norma

5 September 2016

Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.

Verdi and the rise of the mezzo-soprano

13 June 2016

With distinctive warm tones and a wide vocal range, Verdi realized the mezzo's potential - with exciting consequences.

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.

Venice has provided setting and inspiration for countless operas


3 October 2014

The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.