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Carmen Musical Highlight: Don José’s Flower Song

30 September 2015

Don José’s only aria is a brilliant portrayal of masochistic devotion.

Opera Essentials: The Last Hotel

29 September 2015

Our quick introduction to the acclaimed new chamber opera by composer Donnacha Dennehy and playwright Enda Walsh.

Dance Theatre Essentials: Chéri

24 September 2015

Our quick introduction to Martha Clarke’s impassioned piece of dance theatre, inspired by the writings of Colette.

Ballet Essentials: Connectome and Raven Girl

21 September 2015

Our quick introduction to this double programme of ballets by Wayne McGregor and Alastair Marriott – one inspired by science, the other by literature.

Le nozze di Figaro Musical Highlight: ‘Dove sono i bei momenti’

14 September 2015

Mozart showcases his immense skill in depicting complex characters with this exquisite aria depicting Countess Almaviva’s inner torment.

Remixing in the age of Baroque: How and why Gluck transformed Orfeo ed Euridice into Orphée et Eurydice

11 September 2015

Gluck made significant changes when he adapted his opera for Paris – some of them controversial.

Orphée et Eurydice Musical Highlights: Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Dance of the Furies

4 September 2015

This stunning sequence of dances gives a vivid impression of Orpheus’s journey through the Underworld, and contains some of Gluck’s best loved music.

Opera Essentials: Orphée et Eurydice

27 August 2015

Our quick introduction to Gluck’s revolutionary opera, inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus.

Opera Essentials: Peter Pan

21 July 2015

Our quick introduction to Richard Ayres’s enchanting opera, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic characters.

Dance Essentials: Whelan/Watson: Other Stories

7 July 2015

Our quick introduction to a new mixed programme of modern dance starring world-class dancers Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson.

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