20 September 2016
Much more than a charming set-piece with some snazzy shoes, Ashton’s delightful Lancastrian clog dance draws on traditions that are both English and international.
6 September 2016
Our quick introduction to Mozart and Da Ponte’s glorious opera on the nature of love.
5 September 2016
Our quick introduction to Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.
7 June 2016
Our quick introduction to Massenet’s Goethe-inspired tragedy of an impossible love.
6 June 2016
For its first revival in decades, landmark dramatic ballet The Invitation is being performed in a very different cultural climate from its 1960 premiere.
20 May 2016
A childhood prodigy who attended the Vienna Conservatory aged just seven, the composer and his impressive works are now sadly neglected.
18 May 2016
Our quick introduction to a thrilling masterpiece which features some of its composer's most powerful music.
17 May 2016
Our quick introduction to the first operatic adaptation of Sarah Kane’s astonishing final play.
26 April 2016
Our quick introduction to Enescu’s only opera and his masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus.
18 April 2016
Wagner and Verdi were rivals in many ways, but the Italianate flourishes of Wolfram’s Hymn to the Evening Star reveals a begrudging mutual influence.