Posts tagged ‘verdi’

Cheat sheet: Falstaff

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

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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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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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José Carbó takes on Rigoletto

José Carbó on conquering Verdi’s “Everest” – the title character in Rigoletto.

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Rigoletto: One of the great hunchbacks of history

For the great artists of the past few centuries, hunchbacks were a source of endless fascination. From Shakespeare to Hugo to Verdi to Disney, there are…

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Happy Birthday Verdi! A fitting celebration for an opera master.

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth. Without the colourful composer, we would never have heard La traviata, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, Aida, Falstaff ……

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Plácido Domingo on Verdi

Superstar Plácido Domingo has sung some of the biggest roles in the operatic canon, weathered serious health problems and taken the challenge of an ageing and…

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