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Articles tagged with "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

Masterful or muddled? The controversial opera and ballet hybrid that heralded the dawn of The Royal Opera

12 December 2016

How an unlikely all-singing, all-dancing Purcell performance paved the way for the creation of The Royal Opera, 70 years ago.

Watch: A whistle-stop journey through Liam Scarlett's one-act ballets

12 May 2016

Psychological, dramatic and dark — Scarlett's one-act ballets have made him one of the world's most sought-after young choreographers.

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

We take a look at the link between the Bard and the lyric stage, from Verdi to Adès.