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Articles tagged with "background"

Der fliegende Holländer Musical Highlight: ‘Die Frist ist um’ – The Dutchman’s monologue

29 January 2015

Wagner’s first great monologue for bass-baritone is a powerful evocation of yearning and despair.

Ingenious, expressive, and unconventional: Onegin and the use of gesture

20 January 2015

Choreographer John Cranko brings to life the internal worlds of his characters through expressive movement in his ballet adaptation of Pushkin’s poem.

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight – The Act III Trial Scene

19 January 2015

Giordano's music has a cinematic sweep in his depiction of the riotous trial where his hero is unjustly sentenced to death.

Andrea Chénier Musical Highlight: The Improvviso

13 January 2015

Giordano’s poet-hero’s first aria reveals his noble and idealistic nature.

Onegin dance highlight: The Mirror Motif

12 January 2015

One of the most striking choreographic devices John Cranko uses to tell Tatiana’s story.

Orfeo Musical Highlight: 'Possente spirto'

9 January 2015

Monteverdi shows both technical mastery and breathtaking innovation in this ravishing aria, a centrepiece of the opera.

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Act II Grand Duet

18 December 2014

Verdi uses traditional Italian form to create a duet of drama and soaring romance that celebrates the power of the human voice.

Opera Essentials: Un ballo in maschera

15 December 2014

Our quick guide to Verdi's thrilling tragedy of love, politics and betrayal.

Un ballo in maschera musical highlight: The Laughing Chorus in Act II

9 December 2014

Verdi’s music for the chorus ‘Ve’, se di notte’ shows how laughter can be used to heighten tragedy.

Externalizing the internal: How Wagner depicts the inner world of Tristan und Isolde

28 November 2014

Wagner explores the clash between his heroine's interior world and the harsh outer world in this operatic masterpiece.

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