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Articles tagged with "Benjamin Britten"

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.

6 things you need to know about The Royal Ballet's mixed programme of Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum

29 October 2014

Our quick guide to the world premiere from Liam Scarlett and two recent highly-acclaimed works from Kim Brandstrup and Christopher Wheeldon.

Venice has provided setting and inspiration for countless operas


3 October 2014

The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.

Living the American Dream: How opera has embraced and attacked a national ethos

1 September 2014

From cheerful go-getting lumberjacks to a city of hedonism in the desert, lyric theatre has long confronted the ideals of the USA.

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.

ENO celebrates the life of Lord Harewood

20 June 2014

English National Opera hosts a special gala performance in celebration of the life of a crucial figure in British opera.

Britten and W.H. Auden: A brief but bright creative partnership

14 February 2014

The collaboration that resulted in American folktale opera, Paul Bunyan.

Operatic Pacifism

30 January 2014

In preparation for English Touring Opera's production of King Priam, we look at how pacifist ideals have influenced opera in the last century.

Listen: Gerald Finley on Parsifal, Wagner and the secrets of keeping his voice in good shape


29 November 2013

The Canadian baritone speaks to BBC Radio 3’s In Tune about The Royal Opera’s new production.

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