Posts from the ‘Resources’ category

Cheat sheet: Falstaff

Everything you need to know about Verdi’s last opera.

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Don’s Cannoli: a Recipe from Rosa ahead of Dinner on the Stage

For an arts-lover, there are few experiences more special than the chance to see behind the proscenium arch and glimpse into the magic of theatre-making. We’re…

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Cheat Sheet: Tosca

Everything you need to know about Puccini’s blood-soaked, lustful melodrama Tosca. Who was the composer? Giacomo Puccini. Born in Tuscany in 1858, Puccini is an Italian…

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Getting to know the music of The King and I

Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?  The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit musical The King and I were so delightful that…

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Cheat sheet: Don Pasquale

Everything you need to know about Donizetti’s sparkling comedy.

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A Father’s Day Playlist

Let’s be honest. Opera gives us more unfaithful and scheming parents than it does loving, caring, fathers-of-the-year. But in honour of fathers everywhere, who we hope…

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Cheat Sheet: The Elixir of Love

Everything you need to know about Donizetti’s sentimental comedy, The Elixir of Love.

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Getting to know the music of Rigoletto

Setting the scene (The Orchestra) The prelude is everything that Rigoletto will be: dark, moody, tragic. A solo trumpet plays a repeated C and the brass…

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