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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

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Diana Damrau wows Paris in Lucia di Lammermoor

Diana Damrau is at the pinnacle of Bel Canto, and the soprano has just stirred Paris with a memorable performance of the Donizetti classic, 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.

Diana Damrau is at the pinnacle of Bel Canto, and the soprano has just stirred Paris with a memorable performance of the Donizetti classic, 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.

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West Side Story in Salzburg, the operatic emotion

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Cecilia Bartoli made it a habit as the artistic director of the Whitsun Festival of Salzburg: for every new

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Cecilia Bartoli made it a habit as the artistic director of the Whitsun Festival of Salzburg: for every new

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Center stage: Salzburg Whitsun Festival

THE POWER OF THE VOICE. In the art of opera, the voices of solo singers and choruses unite with the work of composers, librettists, directors

THE POWER OF THE VOICE. In the art of opera, the voices of solo singers and choruses unite with the work of composers, librettists, directors

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Bryn Terfel as Mussorgsky's haunted tsar

It’s a Russian epic, a great drama of conscience – Mussorgsky’s only completed opera Boris Godunov. For the first time London’s Royal Opera House is

It’s a Russian epic, a great drama of conscience – Mussorgsky’s only completed opera Boris Godunov. For the first time London’s Royal Opera House is

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Terfel and Pappano - Opera's dream team

There’s a strong bond between Bryn Terfel and London’s Royal Opera House. The world renowned Welsh bass-baritone made his debut at the prestigious

There’s a strong bond between Bryn Terfel and London’s Royal Opera House. The world renowned Welsh bass-baritone made his debut at the prestigious

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Two Tchaikovsky masterpieces reunited at Paris Opera

The curtain has risen on a Tchaikovsky double bill at the Paris Opéra: The one-act opera ‘Iolanta’ and the classical ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ are

The curtain has risen on a Tchaikovsky double bill at the Paris Opéra: The one-act opera ‘Iolanta’ and the classical ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ are

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'The Nutcracker' unwrapped as never before

The Paris Opéra has turned its back to tradition and offers a revolutionary version of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet par excellence. Stage director

The Paris Opéra has turned its back to tradition and offers a revolutionary version of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet par excellence. Stage director

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Alcina: Handel's final lyrical success

Conductor Ottavio Dantone tells us about Handel’s last successful opera, “Alcina”, and how he imagines Handel, the man, could have been like. “Let’s

Conductor Ottavio Dantone tells us about Handel’s last successful opera, “Alcina”, and how he imagines Handel, the man, could have been like. “Let’s

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The epic race to the South Pole on the operatic stage

The epic race between Britain's Scott and Norway's Amundsen hits the operatic stage: "South Pole" celebrates its world premiere in Munich.

The epic race between Britain's Scott and Norway's Amundsen hits the operatic stage: "South Pole" celebrates its world premiere in Munich.

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Journey to the Antarctic

Czech composer Miroslav Srnka has been working for seven years on his opera “South Pole,” bringing the epic 1910-1912 race to the Antarctic on stage

Czech composer Miroslav Srnka has been working for seven years on his opera “South Pole,” bringing the epic 1910-1912 race to the Antarctic on stage

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A great duo in Paris: Kaufmann and Terfel

Opera singing stars Bryn Terfel and Jonas Kaufmann have been working together for quite some time and know each other well. “Bryn is a fantastic

Opera singing stars Bryn Terfel and Jonas Kaufmann have been working together for quite some time and know each other well. “Bryn is a fantastic