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Desdemona a victim? Never!

A much-anticipated new production of Verdi’s Otello has opened the season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. It’s a lavish show full of excitement

A much-anticipated new production of Verdi’s Otello has opened the season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. It’s a lavish show full of excitement

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Mutual respect makes sweet music

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin talked to Musica about conducting the Metropolitan Opera orchestra in “Otello”.

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin talked to Musica about conducting the Metropolitan Opera orchestra in “Otello”.

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Placido Domingo enlightens in dark Macbeth

Superstar Plácido Domingo debuted as Macbeth recently at the Berlin State Opera. But he had to be persuaded to take the role of a killer.

Superstar Plácido Domingo debuted as Macbeth recently at the Berlin State Opera. But he had to be persuaded to take the role of a killer.

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Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' takes Salzburg by storm

Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival, thanks in part to an outstanding cast. It is one of the most popular

Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival, thanks in part to an outstanding cast. It is one of the most popular

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Il Trovatore: A Song of Night, Fire and Vengeance

Content provided by Rolex Partner, The Salzburg Festival plays Verdi’s Il Trovatore. A dark and flamboyant, complex and convoluted work being

Content provided by Rolex Partner, The Salzburg Festival plays Verdi’s Il Trovatore. A dark and flamboyant, complex and convoluted work being

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Verdi's troubled hero Ernani takes Monte Carlo by storm

It is the opera that turned Verdi into an international star. Ernani is a melodrama of love and jealousy, honour and revenge. No fewer than three

It is the opera that turned Verdi into an international star. Ernani is a melodrama of love and jealousy, honour and revenge. No fewer than three

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Don Carlo's sensational cast delights Salzburg audiences

The Salzburg Festival celebrates the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth with three of his operas: ‘Don Carlo’ is one of them – the longest, the most

The Salzburg Festival celebrates the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth with three of his operas: ‘Don Carlo’ is one of them – the longest, the most

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East meets West in music in Istanbul

In Istanbul – the city which stands at the crossroads of Asia and Europe – an orchestra has become a prominent element of its vibrant cultural scene

In Istanbul – the city which stands at the crossroads of Asia and Europe – an orchestra has become a prominent element of its vibrant cultural scene

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Thomas Hampson - interview extras

In this unedited footage Thomas Hampson discusses various contemporary issues: liberal arts education, digital revolution, globalisation, culture in

In this unedited footage Thomas Hampson discusses various contemporary issues: liberal arts education, digital revolution, globalisation, culture in

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Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra' wows Vienna

Vienna, the city of art and music par excellence, was recently the venue for Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’ performed at the Konzerthaus – the

Vienna, the city of art and music par excellence, was recently the venue for Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’ performed at the Konzerthaus – the

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Turn on the radio, it's opera time!

It’s the essential rendez-vous for music lovers on Italian public radio: La Barcaccia, a satirical show on the world of opera. Both cult and

It’s the essential rendez-vous for music lovers on Italian public radio: La Barcaccia, a satirical show on the world of opera. Both cult and

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Monte Carlo: one Violetta can hide another

It is one of the most popular operas in the world. More than 150 years after its premiere, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata still leaves both

It is one of the most popular operas in the world. More than 150 years after its premiere, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata still leaves both

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When Verdi went to Venice

Venice and Verdi: the inseparable. The city where such famous operas as Rigoletto or La Traviata premiered, and the great Italian composer, whose

Venice and Verdi: the inseparable. The city where such famous operas as Rigoletto or La Traviata premiered, and the great Italian composer, whose

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Bonus interview: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Renowned British conductor tells us about the enriching experience of working with Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore, his love for La Fenice opera

Renowned British conductor tells us about the enriching experience of working with Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore, his love for La Fenice opera

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Desdemona lives in Manhattan

Renée Fleming returns to one of her most celebrated roles as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. It is currently on at New York’s Met, home to the

Renée Fleming returns to one of her most celebrated roles as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. It is currently on at New York’s Met, home to the