Accessibility links

|

Sign In
Basket
Basket

Articles tagged with "background"

How Rossini blended French and Italian opera traditions in Guillaume Tell

25 June 2015

The composer managed to remain very much himself while adapting to French tastes.

Opera Essentials: Falstaff

24 June 2015

Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.

The role of ballet in grand opera

22 June 2015

Why it would be a mistake to cut the ballet sequences of Guillaume Tell.

A turning point in opera: Rossini and Guillaume Tell

18 June 2015

Rossini made historic developments in his final opera, which precursed the tropes of modern film directors and ushered in a whole new genre.

Opera Essentials: Guillaume Tell

16 June 2015

Our quick introduction to Rossini’s final masterpiece, which contains some of the composer's most inspired music.

Don Giovanni Musical Highlight: The Champagne Aria

5 June 2015

The great seducer's tongue-twisting Act I aria reveals his irrepressible energy and love of life.

One masterpiece after another: The quiet revolutionism of Afternoon of a Faun

1 June 2015

Controversial at its premiere, this dreamlike story of unfulfilled desire has seduced several great artists over the past century.

In the Night Dance Highlight: A stormy pas de deux

29 May 2015

In a striking departure from ballet tradition, choreographer Jerome Robbins depicts a couple in the midst of a blazing row.

Verdi unpacked: A guide to the master of Italian opera

21 May 2015

The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.

A Meditation on Love: The troubled creation of Jerome Robbins’s In the Night

18 May 2015

Though a mature masterpiece, Robbins’s ballet had one of the most fraught geneses of any in work the repertory, pushing its choreographer to near-breaking point.

  1. Previous Page
  2. Page 1
  3. Page 2
  4. Page 3
  5. Page 4
  6. Page 5
  7. Page 6
  8. Page 7
  9. · · ·
  10. Page 9