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Articles tagged with "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

Britten and ballet: A surprisingly rich relationship

31 October 2014

Although he only created one full-length ballet, the composer had more to do with dance than you might think.

Your Reaction: The Mariinsky Ballet's Apollo/A Midsummer Night's Dream 2014

9 August 2014

What did you think of the Mariinsky's performance of Balanchine's double bill?

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

Opera's Russian Dolls: the opera-within-an-opera

27 June 2014

Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.

Dance highlight: Scherzo from The Dream

30 May 2014

Frederick Ashton creates a wonderfully virtuoso set piece that perfectly mirrors Mendelssohn's lively music.

Ballet Essentials: The Dream / Connectome / The Concert

30 May 2014

A quick guide to The Royal Ballet's new mixed programme, featuring classic works by Ashton and Robbins as well as a world premiere from Alastair Marriott.

Happy 100th birthday Benjamin Britten

22 November 2013

Music and life of one of the greatest composers of the 20th-century marked by live performances and broadcasts.

Shakespeare and opera

3 July 2012

With the World Shakespeare Festival in full swing, we take a look at the link between the Bard and the lyric stage.