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Double Trouble: Five Facts about Henry Purcell and Giacomo Carissimi

Everything you need to know about Purcell and Carissimi.

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‘My Butterfly Will Not Die!’ Why has Puccini remained so popular?

This spring season, English Touring Opera performs Giacomo Puccini’s Il tabarro & Gianni Schicchi all around the United Kingdom. Along with the two selections from Il Trittico (1918), this great Italian composer has written some of the world’s most popular operas: La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and the famously unfinished Turandot (1926). Resident […]

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