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Flórez revamps Werther

Forbidden love, wrongdoings and despair: Zurich Opera House ventures into late 19th-century French romanticism with Werther, by Jules Massenet.

Forbidden love, wrongdoings and despair: Zurich Opera House ventures into late 19th-century French romanticism with Werther, by Jules Massenet.

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The climax that is Werther

Tenor Juan Diego Flórez and mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany discuss what their opera roles in Werther mean to them in this euronews Web Bonus.

Tenor Juan Diego Flórez and mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany discuss what their opera roles in Werther mean to them in this euronews Web Bonus.

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Villazon's Baroque Odyssey

The Return of Ulysses to His Homeland is one of the founding works of lyric art.

The Return of Ulysses to His Homeland is one of the founding works of lyric art.

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Tannhäuser: a Wagner opera with a French accent

Not everyone is aware that “Tannhäuser”, one of Wagner’s masterpieces, characterized by eternal themes such as ‘redemption’ and carnal love versus spiritual love, also had a French…

Not everyone is aware that “Tannhäuser”, one of Wagner’s masterpieces, characterized by eternal themes such as ‘redemption’ and carnal love versus spiritual love, also had a French…

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Offenbach revival sees "Fantasio" take the Paris stage

A work thought lost by Offenbach, "Fantasio" has been lovingly restored and performed for the first time onstage in Paris.

A work thought lost by Offenbach, "Fantasio" has been lovingly restored and performed for the first time onstage in Paris.

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Thomas Jolly on why the arts give him hope

Young artists are often bursting with optimism, and opera director Thomas Jolly is no exception. This rising young French star has just revived Offenbach's "Fantasio" in Paris.

Young artists are often bursting with optimism, and opera director Thomas Jolly is no exception. This rising young French star has just revived Offenbach's "Fantasio" in Paris.

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In defence of the world of the Muses

Christophe Rousset, the French critically-acclaimed conductor and founder of Les Talens Lyriques, vigorously upholds the idea of the need for culture in our life, today more than…

Christophe Rousset, the French critically-acclaimed conductor and founder of Les Talens Lyriques, vigorously upholds the idea of the need for culture in our life, today more than…

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Oman - where bliss and music meet

Beatrice Rana and Plácido Domingo speak with Musica from the Royal Opera House Muscat

Beatrice Rana and Plácido Domingo speak with Musica from the Royal Opera House Muscat

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato: the fury of war, the comfort of peace

Light, hope, joy: thus, on the notes of Nicolò Jommelli, an 18th century Neapolitan composer, ends the extraordinary musical trip Joyce DiDonato invites us to embark on: from the horrors of war to the

Light, hope, joy: thus, on the notes of Nicolò Jommelli, an 18th century Neapolitan composer, ends the extraordinary musical trip Joyce DiDonato invites us to embark on: from the horrors of war to the

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Puccini's original 'Madame Butterfly' returns to La Scala

Milan’s La Scala opera house has opened its new season with the original more brutal version of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”.

Milan’s La Scala opera house has opened its new season with the original more brutal version of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”.

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'Les Contes d'Hoffmann' at Opéra Bastille, Paris

Paris’ Opéra Bastille is showing Offenbach’s masterpiece, “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, a fantastic tale where the surreal mixes with the tragic.

Paris’ Opéra Bastille is showing Offenbach’s masterpiece, “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, a fantastic tale where the surreal mixes with the tragic.

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Ermonela Jaho: when opera becomes a therapy

Paris’ Opéra Bastille is featuring Offenbach’s masterpiece, “Les contes d’Hoffmann” during November.

Paris’ Opéra Bastille is featuring Offenbach’s masterpiece, “Les contes d’Hoffmann” during November.

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Turin celebrates Puccini's Boheme

Turin's Teatro Regio celebrates the first performance of "La Bohème", 120 years ago. We discuss this with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda

Turin's Teatro Regio celebrates the first performance of "La Bohème", 120 years ago. We discuss this with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda

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Toulouse honours Shakespeare with Berlioz opera

The Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse is staging a new version of "Béatrice et Bénédict," Berlioz's last opera, directly inspired by Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing."

The Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse is staging a new version of "Béatrice et Bénédict," Berlioz's last opera, directly inspired by Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing."

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Sonya Yoncheva on the passion and pitfalls of opera singing

Sonya Yoncheva has taken the opera world by storm: The Bulgarian soprano who started as a baroque singer and won Operalia in 2010 is on an extraordinary musical…

Sonya Yoncheva has taken the opera world by storm: The Bulgarian soprano who started as a baroque singer and won Operalia in 2010 is on an extraordinary musical…

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Doors open to Dubai's new opera house

Dubai Opera, the purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre is well set to become Middle East's premiere arts centre.

Dubai Opera, the purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre is well set to become Middle East's premiere arts centre.

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Opera goes underground in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires’ subway commuters broke their daily routine in mid-August when an opera company took to Las Heras station’s main hall to perform an 18th century…

Buenos Aires’ subway commuters broke their daily routine in mid-August when an opera company took to Las Heras station’s main hall to perform an 18th century…

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'West Side Story' hits Salzburg

Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece “West Side Story” is the highlight of the Salzburg Festival in Austria.

Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece “West Side Story” is the highlight of the Salzburg Festival in Austria.

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'West Side Story' Director Phil McKinley's viewpoint

Stage director Phil McKinley talks about the major difference between opera and musical, as well as telling us about how the “West Side Story” project was first brought up, and the joys of working wit

Stage director Phil McKinley talks about the major difference between opera and musical, as well as telling us about how the “West Side Story” project was first brought up, and the joys of working wit

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Standard of Operalia entrants 'extraordinary'

Plácido Domingo, Marco Parisotto, and semi-finalists Benjamin Bernheim, Marcelina Beucher and Justin Kim, talk about Operalia's 24th edition in Guadalajara, Mexico

Plácido Domingo, Marco Parisotto, and semi-finalists Benjamin Bernheim, Marcelina Beucher and Justin Kim, talk about Operalia's 24th edition in Guadalajara, Mexico