Un ballo in maschera, La Fenice Photo Michele Crosera
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Un Ballo In Maschera

Verdi’s opera had a tumultuous fate: Somma’s libretto after Scribe’s Gustave III was censored by the Naples authorities...
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Les Vêpres Siciliennes

The Les Vêpres Siciliennes or as it is known in English The Sicilian Vespers is the name given to the successful rebellion on the island of Sicily tha...
Simon Boccanegra Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli)
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Simon Boccanegra

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to experience Italian opera in a traditional setting and hear Simon Bocaneggra twice in a week with different cast
ENO Aida 2017 c-Tristram Kenton
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Aida

Aida is grand opera in every way – big voices, huge choruses, and lots of extras. And this ENO production, directed by Phelim McDermott, certainly goe...
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Aida

Listening to Riccardo Muti conducting Verdi is an absolute treat. His deep love and understanding of the composer's music was evident...
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Otello

Verdi was a great admirer of Shakespeare, and would significantly contribute to the canonization of the Elizabethan writer in nineteenth-century Italy...
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La Traviata

The most celebrated and much loved fallen woman in the history of art and literature is brought back to life in this 14th revival of Richard Eyre’s cl...
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La Forza Del Destino

I can’t recall any other world class opera production where you could attribute the phenomenal success of the evening to two Israeli super-talents.
DON CARLOS (C) ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE
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Don Carlo

There are at least four versions of this late-Verdi opera in print, and any number of variations used in production. So it is important to state that ...
ENO Rigoletto. Photo Alastair Muir
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Rigoletto

The new production of “Rigoletto” at the ENO is the thirteenth revival of the legendary performance, first staged by Jonathan Miller way back in 1982....