Posts tagged ‘verdi’

Cheat Sheet: La Traviata

A courtesan dying of consumption – can you think of a better subject for an opera?

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In his own words: Director Elijah Moshinsky on Don Carlos

Director Elijah Moshinsky on how Verdi’s Don Carlos vividly explores the human condition.

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Cheat sheet: Don Carlos

Everything you need to know about Verdi’s take on the passions of the Spanish royal family. Who was the composer?   Giuseppe Verdi – the most famous…

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What you said: audience responses to Aida on Sydney Harbour

  Once again i absolutely loved @OperaAustralia #operaharbour production of #Aida it was just brilliant. pic.twitter.com/j1HJquz7bx — Cooper Sheppard (@CooperSheppard) March 29, 2015 @operaaustralia a triumphant…

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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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